© Jackie Karuti


Jackie Karuti is an artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work employs the use of drawing, the moving image and performance to generate thought and her practice is founded on ideas around knowledge production & the depths of possibility enabled by radical imagination. Karuti is an alumnus of Àsìko, a roaming Pan African art school established by the late Bisi Silva, designed to redress the frequently outdated or non-existent artistic and curatorial curricula at tertiary institutions across Africa. She was the recipient of the Henrike Grohs Award in 2020 and the Follow Fluxus-After Fluxus scholarship in 2021 which supported her solo exhibition at the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden in Germany. Other projects that respond to her practice include In the Case of Books (ongoing), programming the Artists’ cinema, video and experimental film program-Nairobi (2022), the Out Film Festival-Nairobi (2016-2018) and her online workspace; I’ve been working on some MAGIC. Her debut monograph; Notes Movement Method was released in 2022.