Past Event
Moody Center for the Arts
Friday, September 17
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kapwani Kiwanga: The Sand Recalls the Moon’s Shadow Opening Reception

About the Event

Join the Moody for the opening reception for “Kapwani Kiwanga: The Sand Recalls the Moon’s Shadow.”

In her first solo exhibition in Houston, Kapwani Kiwanga (b. 1978, Hamilton, Canada) created two site-specific installations for the Moody, “Maya-Bantu” and “Dune.” Both works will address linkages between trade and labor, as well as society and the environment. The exhibition also includes Kiwanga’s 2012 video, “Vumbi,” which draws attention to the nuanced relationship between humans and the planet. Collectively, these works meditate on raw material as a primary resource, simultaneously in the context of cultural exploration and economic development.

Based in Paris, Kapwani Kiwanga studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University, Montreal, and art at École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Kiwanga was awarded the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2020, following her receipt of the Frieze Artist Award and the Sobey Art Award in 2018.

The opening event will feature DJ Sun and complimentary food and drinks.

Registration is encouraged, see ticket info link to register. 

Directions & Parking

The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at

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