Maliyamungu Gift Muhande “Kobikisa”

The International Studio & Curatorial Program

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Maliyamungu Gift Muhande, still from Kobikisa, digital video, 2022. Cinematography by Jake Maxwell Bellew. Courtesy of the artist

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The International Studio & Curatorial Program presents Kobikisa, an exhibition of new work by Maliyamungu Gift Muhande, recipient of The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund residency at ISCP, curated by Lauren Wolchik.

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, raised there and in South Africa, and now based in New York City, Muhande investigates her identity, Blackness, and diasporic history through diverse media including film, painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, and social practice. Translated as “to heal” in Lingala, Kobikisa features an immersive video installation and a series of large-scale works on paper that create a space of healing and self-empowerment in ISCP’s first floor project space.

Maliyamungu Gift Muhande is a quadrilingual (Swahili, Lingala, French, English) Congolese artist, filmmaker, and educator based in New York. Her work explores the global history of the African diaspora at the intersection of anti-colonialism and artistic creativity. By documenting stories from communities of African descent, she creates an historical archive for use by future generations.



from September 02, 2022 to December 02, 2022

Opening Reception on 2022-09-15 from 18:00 to 20:00

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