A City Called Mirage is the first solo exhibition by Kiluanji Kia Henda in the United States, and includes a monumental four-channel video installation, as well as three related series of photographs.
Kiluanji Kia Henda (born 1979, Luanda) is a Luanda-based artist, working across photography, video and performance. He has had exhibitions at institutions including SCAD Museum, Savannah, 2016; Centre George Pompidou, Paris, 2016; National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2015; Tamayo Museum, Mexico, 2012; and Arnolfini, Bristol, 2012. He participated in the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York; Dakar Biennale, 2014; Bienal de Sao Paulo, 2007; and the Venice Biennale, 2007. He is winner of 2017 Frieze Artist Award and the 2012 National Prize of Art and Culture, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Luanda.
This exhibition is curated by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions.
This program is supported, in part, by Greenwich Collection Ltd., New York City Council District 34, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.