MUNISH WADHIA (b. 1972, Mombasa, Kenya)

Based in Sweden, Munish has a master’s in fine art painting from the Royal College of Art, London, and a bachelor’s in fine art painting from Wimbledon School of Art (University of the Arts London).

Munish's work deals with painting through an experimental and interdisciplinary approach where his ideas are concerned with collective memories, inheritance, and the amnesiac absence of knowledges in westernised discourses


2015-17 Royal College of Art, London MA Fine Art Painting

1994-97 Wimbledon School of Art, BA Hon Fine Art Painting

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Från Från / From FromSödertälje Konsthall, Södertälje , Sweden

2022 Osynliga sömmar/ Invisible Seams, Konstakadmien/ The Royal Art Academy, Stockholm Sweden

2020 Smoke in the Eye – Rupture in the colonial archive, Tändsticks Museet/ Match Museum, Jönköping,

2020 Education is an Emancipatory tool, Jönköping Stadsblioteket/ City Library

2019 Signs and Wonders, Art lab Gnesta,

2019 The Sparrow is Sorry for the Peacock at the Burden of its Tail, Galleri Rostum, Malmö

2019 The Sparrow is Sorry for the Peacock at the Burden of its Tail, Gislaved Konsthall, Gislaved


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 ‘To Inherit a Story’, Katarina Eismann and Munish Wadhia

A collaborative project curated by Eva-Lotta Holm Flach, All Art Now Lab Stockholm

2020 ‘PåSergelsTorg’ Sergels Torg, Stockholm

2017 Royal College of Art, Masters Show

2016 ‘Carry On’ Dyson Gallery, London,

2016 WIP Show, Royal College of Art,



2021-22 Grafikenshus Södertälje – Artist in residence on the ‘Collecting Thoughts’ project. link to project website

2020 Jönköping Match Museum/ Archive – Artist in residence ‘Made in Sweden’

2019 Artlab Gnesta – with support from Perpetuum Mobile / Nordic Culture Point.

2018 Köttinspektionendans, Uppsala Sweden 


Publications and Writings

2022 Osynliga sömmar/ Invisible seems, exhibition catalogue published by The Royal Art Academy, Sweden

2021 Samlande Tankar/ Collecting Thoughts Project Year 1 (2021/2022) Transcript of conversation ‘A Sahib’s War’ between Munish Wadhia and Åsa Bharathi Larsson Fiberspace Gallery Stockholm

2021 Smoke in the eye – ‘Space Invader’ in the colonial archive, Kultwatch link to article webpage

2018 ‘Material som drar’ Artistic documentation commissioned and published by Köttinspektionendans, Uppsala 



2022 "Invisble seems", Artists Talk with Mmabatho Thobejane Thinking through artistic practice in relation to Sylvia Winter’s essay Rethinking” Aesthetics”: notes towards a deciphering practice. Kungliga Konstakademien/The Royal Art Academy

2022 "Invisible seems", reading circle "Thinking through artistic practice in relation to Sylvia Winter's essay Rethinking ”Aesthetics”: notes towards a deciphering practice at Kungliga Konstakademien/The Royal Art Academy reading room with Mmabatho Thobejane 

2022 "Invisible seems" opening artists talk in coversation with Gieorgiana Zachia (Swedish Public Art Agency)

2021-23 Grafikens Hus, panel member on ‘Samlande Tankar/Collecting Thoughts’ - a three year project funded by the Swedish Arts Council using an intersectional postcolonial perspective in investigating how to build a collection

2022 A Sahib’s War – A conversation with Munish Wadhia and Åsa Bharathi Larsson Fiberspace Gallery, Stockholm

2020 Artist Presentation at Stockholms CraftWeek conference, Factorygirls – The Willful textile worker – organised by Åsa Norman and Frida Hållander.

Public Collections

Statenskpnstråd / Swedish Public Art Agency

Gislaveds Kommun/ Gislaveds Municipality