Ingrid Mwangi was born in 1975 in Nairobi, while Robert Hutter was born in 1964 in Ludwigshafen/Rhein. Both received degrees in New Artistic Media from the University of Fine Arts Saar, Saarbrücken and have received scholarships and residencies from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Rhineland-Palatinate Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. After working together for several years and marrying, Mwangi and Hutter merged their names and biographies becoming a single artist, Mwangi Hutter. Working with video, photography, installation, sculpture and performance, they use their artistic identity as the sounding board to reflect on changing societal realities, creating an aesthetics of self-knowledge and interrelationship.
Their work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum, New York; National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, among others.