BiographyImages

Women’s Strike: Healing The Museum
2021
Installation view: Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2021

 

Installation view:

The Power of my Hands, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2021

Left:
Holy Mountain (The Golden Hat & The Egyptian Dress)
2015
resin, printed textile

Right:
Holy Mountain (Kimono)
Kimono, cotton and hand painting
150 x 170 cm

 

Holy Mountain (The Golden Hat & The Egyptian Dress)
2015
resin, printed textile

Installation view: The Power of my Hands, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2021

 

Lion
2015-2020
mixed media
12 x 15 cm

 

Post-Hippie Pop-Abstraction Drawing
2015-2020
mixed media
40 x 50 cm

 

Grace Ndiritu, b. 1976 UK.

Education

1998-2000 De Ateliers, Post-grad Residency, Amsterdam

1995-1998 BA (Hons) Textile Art, Winchester School of Art UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021

THE BRITISH ART SHOW #9, Touring Exhibition, UK

2020

COVERSLUT© FASHION & ECONOMIC PROJECT (research project), Bergen Kunsthall

2019

SWEATSHOP, INDA Gallery, Budapest, UN

THE ARK, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

A QUEST FOR MEANING, Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Ghent, BE

COVERSLUT© FASHION & ECONOMIC PROJECT (research project), Freelands Foundation, London, UK

COVERSLUT© FASHION & ECONOMIC PROJECT (research project), Minus One, Ghent, BE

COVERSLUT© FASHION & ECONOMIC PROJECT (research project), Wiels Art Centre, Brussels, BE

2018

COVERSLUT© FASHION & ECONOMIC PROJECT (research project), Eastside Projects, UK (2018);

COVERSLUT© FASHION & ECONOMIC PROJECT (research project), De Koer, Ghent, BE (2019)

2015

A QUEST FOR MEANING – AQFM VOL. 5</em>: Mindless Optimism, Paris Photo LA

2014

A QUEST FOR MEANING (solo exhibition):- AQFM VOL. 4 Post-Expeditions, L’appartment 22, Rabat, Morocco

A QUEST FOR MEANING (solo exhibition):- AQFM VOL. 2: Trash, La Ira De Dios, Buenos Aires

2011

THE NIGHTINGALE, Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK

GRACE NDIRITU, (solo film survey) ICA Film/Video Survey, London, UK

2009

MY BLOOD SELF, (solo film survey) ArtProjx Presents, Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK

2007

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM/STILL LIFE, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

2006

UNTITLED RESISTANCE, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK

2005

GRACE NDIRITU, 51st Venice Biennale, Ikon Gallery & Nuova Icona, IT

THE NIGHTINGALE, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, UK

 

Performances

2021

WOMEN’S STRIKE: HEALING THE MUSEUM , Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, FR

2019

HEALING THE MUSEUM , S.M.A.K. & M.S.K., BE

HEALING THE MUSEUM, Goethe-Institut & Africa Museum, Tervuren, BE

2018

A MEAL FOR MY ANCESTORS: HEALING THE MUSEUM, Thalielab Art Foundation, Brussels, BE

2017

THE ARK: CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIMENTATION (research project), designed by Grace Ndiritu, organized by Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris; with collaborations with participants.

DREAMING THE MUSEUM BACK TO LIFE: THE INNER LIFE OF OBJECTS , Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, ES

DREAMING THE MUSEUM BACK TO LIFE: THE INNER LIFE OF OBJECTS , MSK Ghent, BE

DREAMING THE MUSEUM BACK TO LIFE: THE INNER LIFE OF OBJECTS , Frac Lorraine, FR

2016

A THERAPEUTIC TOWNHALL MEETING: HEALING THE MUSEUM, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, FR

A RETURN TO NORMALCY: BIRTH OF A NEW MUSEUM (survey), Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art (Turner Prize Season), UK

2015

THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS: HEALING THE MUSEUM , Galveston, Texas, US

2014
SPRING RITES: BIRTH OF A NEW MUSEUM, Museum Modern of Art Warsaw, PL

2013

FOR A SHAMANIC CINEMA, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

WOMEN WHO RUNS WITH WOLVES, Musee Chasse & Nature, Paris, FR

 

Residencies

2020

SEEDS British Council & Artscatalyst residency, Patagonia

2019

COVERSLUT© Manoeuvre, Ghent, Belgium

2018

Thalielab, Brussels, Belgium

2017

Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris

2015

Galveston Artist Residency (GAR), Texas

2014

MACBA, Barcelona

L’appartment 22, Morocco – Residency

2007

Gulbenkian & RSA Residency, BBC Natural History Dept, UK

2004-2006

Delfina Studios, UK Studio Award, London

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Living Forgiving Remembering, Museum Arhem, NL

Trance-Action, Muzee Ostende, BE

Everything Passes Except The Past, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, IT

2019

The Road is Clear, In de Ruimte, Ghent, BE

The Coming Community with Andrea Zittel & Karrabing Collective, Freelands Foundation, London, UK

Lubumbashi Biennale, Congo, AF

2017

In the Peaceful Dome, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2015

Island Time, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), US

2014

Hide & Seek, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US

Before Our Eyes, (featuring AQFM VOL. 1), MACBA, Barcelona, ES

2013

Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), US

2012

Shifting Cards, Art Cade, Marseilles, FR

Textiles, Kunst Schloss Untergröningen (KISS), DE

2012

COTTON: Global Threads, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK

2011

9th Bamako Encounters, African Photography Bienniale, Mali

2011

Veiled, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada

5×5 CASTELLO International Art Prize, Spain (nominated by Marlene Dumas)

2010

Addis Foto Fest 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Curtain Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

Like Love Part Two/Action, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, USA

2009

Dress Codes: Third Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York

8th Dakar Biennale , IFA Gallery Berlin & Stuttgart

Code Share, CAC Vilnius, LT

2008

Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK

8th Dakar Biennale, Dakar, Senegal

2007

Video Brasil 16th, Sesc Sao Paulo, Brazil

I am Making Art (The Artist’s body), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva

2005

You Made Me Love You, Arnolfini, FACT, CCA Glasgow, Baltic

 

Collections

The British Council, UK

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

MuZee, Oostende, Belgium

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

The Walther Collection, Germany and New York

King Mohammed VI, Morocco

Ulrich Museum, Kansas, USA

 

Published Writings

2021

‘Dissent Without Modification’, Bergen Kunsthall – non-fiction book

2020 ‘

The Healing of America’ commissioned by FILLIP, Vancouver

2019

‘Healing The Museum & A Ways of Seeing: A New Museum for Planet Earth’, AFRIKADAA ‘ #12

2018

Almond Joy COVERSLUT© issue #1

2017

‘A Nice Crowd’, Bryan Washington, THE PARIS REVIEW, 24 April

‘Healing The Museum’, MANUFACTORIES OF CARING SPACE -TIME, Fundació Antoni Tàpies

‘Healing The Museum’, LE JOURNAL – Psychotropification de la societe, Labos d’Aubervilliers

2014

‘The End of History’ essay, AQFM Vol.1 Periodical

2013

‘Responsible Tourism’, ANIMAL SHELTER JOURNAL (issue 3), MIT Press /Semiotext(e)

2004

‘C++ The Basic Language of Love’, (self-published in the non-fiction novella)

2002

‘TV’, EARLY WORKS (catalogue), De Ateliers, Netherlands

1994

‘A Year in the Life of Grace Ndiritu’, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS