commencement 2015

Bryan KonietzkoInternationally known artist, sculptor, and activist Wangechi Mutu.

Internationally known artist and sculptor Wangechi Mutu will be Montserrat College of Art's 2015 commencement speaker on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10 am at The Cabot Theatre, 286 Cabot St., Beverly.

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan-born, New York based Artist and Activist whose work contains a form of personal poetic cultural criticism that engages the complexities of the daily issues, current affairs, and diverse environments that affect not only all humans, but more specifically the disempowered. Mutu is the recipient of the United States Artist Grant (2014), the Brooklyn Museum’s Artist of the Year Award (2013) and was honored as Deutsche Bank’s first Artist of the Year (2010). She has exhibited at major institutions including recent one-person shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany; Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina; the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois; and Miami Art Museum. Mutu recently participated in the Dak’Art Biennial, the Kochi-Muziris Biennial, the Paris Triennial: Intense Proximity, the International Center of Photography's Triennial and the Moscow Bienniale. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Studio Museum in Harlem; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art; the Brooklyn Museum; and Tate Modern in London.

See Mutu’s work at

Click here to see photos from last year’s graduation with Commencement Speaker and Emmy nominated Animation Director Bryan Konietzko.

For further information, contact Jo Broderick at or 978.867.9613.



Fri., May 15, 2015
10 am

The Cabot Theatre
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA