Wangechi Mutu – Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year

Wangechi Mutu photographed by Annie Liebovitz for Vogue

The first-ever Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year award, which aims ‘to promote young contemporary artists from all over the world’, has been won by African multimedia artist Wangechi Mutu.

Mutu was selected by the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council consisting of big-time curators Okwui Enwezor, Udo Kittelmann, Hou Hanru and Nancy Spector.  As part of her win, 37-year-old Mutu will have a survey exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin and a selection of her works on paper will be acquired by the Deutsche Bank Collection.

Wangechi Mutu, 'Drowning Nymph III', 2007

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