Current

2023-2025: Resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten | Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Solo Exhibitions

2023     BODY  MACHINE  LOCATION | Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

2023     DIVISION: Before Line/ After Image | Goethe Institut, Nairobi

2021      Shapeshifting & the Impossibility of Weathered Wood | Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany

Awards/Grants

2021     Follow Fluxus-After Fluxus

2020     Henrike Grohs Art Award

2018     Research/Exhibition grant: Goethe Institut, Nairobi

2017     Young Artist Award: Cape Town Art Fair

2016     Barclays L’atelier: Top 10 Finalist Award, Johannesburg

2015     Young Art Fund Award: YAA, Amsterdam

2014     Moving Africa Travel Grant: Goethe Institut, Nairobi

Publications

2022     Artist Monograph | Notes  Movement  Method

Residencies

2022     Ichinomiya City | Aichi, Japan

2022     Swap Space Graz: Convened by the artist-research group; Simularr | Virtual

2021     Follow Fluxus-After Fluxus Residency | Wiesbaden, Germany

2019     WIELS Centre d’Art Contemporain | Brussels, Belgium

2016     Lamu | Kenya

2016     Gasworks | London, UK

2015     32° East Ugandan Arts Trust | Kampala, Uganda

2014     The Bag Factory | Johannesburg, South Africa

2012     Centre for Contemporary Art | Lagos, Nigeria

Major Art Events

2022    Aichi Triennale | Aichi Prefecture, Japan

2022    Kochi-Muziris Biennale | Kerala, India

2019    Lofoten International Art Festival | Svolvær, Norway

2018    Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain | Dakar, Senegal

Select Group Exhibitions

2021     The Only Lasting Truth is Change: Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts | Bergen, Norway

2021      Cosmic Mothers: Mimosa House | London, UK

2021      To the Edge of Time: KU Leuven University Library | Leuven, Belgium

2018      Geographies of Imagination: SAVVY Contemporary | Berlin, Germany

2018      New Threads: Investigating process and material | Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi

2017      The New Observatory: Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) | Liverpool, UK

2017      Disappearance at Sea. Mare Nostrum: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art | Gateshead, UK

Select Talks & Presentations

2023     In Conversation with Jonathan Sölanke Fraser | Goethe Institut Library, Nairobi

2021     Volcano |  Online polyphonic orchestration | Convened by Discursive Justice Ensemble

2021     Artist Talk | Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts | Bergen, Norway

2021     Performing Arts Forum (PAF), Spring Meeting | St Erme, France

2021     The Intervention, in conversation with Joan Legalamitlwa | Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

2021     In Conversation with Jonathan Sölanke Fraser on the occasion of his solo exhibition | Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi

2018     Goethe Institut: Panel with Wolfgang Tillmans & James Muriuki | Nairobi, Kenya

2018     Cape Town Art Fair: Panel with Penny Siopis & Hasan Essop | Cape Town, South Africa

2017     Out Film Festival: Panel- The Artist in the quiet revolution | Nairobi, Kenya

Select performances

2018     Fossils | Live performance | Rongai

2015     Seer | Live Performance | Goethe Institut, Nairobi

2015     I Can’t Wait To See You | Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Kampala

2014     In The Case of Books | Interactive group performances | Nairobi & Kampala

2012     The Dissemination of Information | Two person live performance | CCA, Lagos

Select screenings

2022      Slides for sun & machine projection | Artists’ cinema, video and experimental film program | Nairobi

2022      There are Worlds Out There They Never Told You About | VEZA 02 | SP-Arte, São Paulo

2022      The Planets, Chapter 32 | Horizons, Singapore Art Week & Kadist Video Library | Singapore

2021       How Clouds are Formed (4 videos) | The Intervention, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

2020      The Planets, Chapter 32 | 5th Floor, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève | Geneva

2020      The Planets, Chapter 32 | A4 Art Museum & Kadist Video Library | Chengdu

2019      The Planets, Chapter 32 | SHE DEVIL XI- Studio Stefania Miscetti | Rome

2019      The Planets, Chapter 32 | COSMICS- N22 Gallery | Bangkok

Film programming

2022/2023     Program developer: Artists’ cinema, video and experimental film | Nairobi

2016-2018    Program developer: Out Film Festival | Goethe Institut, Nairobi

2016      Program developer: Mid-morning Cinema feat. films by African Filmmakers | The Art Space,  Nairobi

Art & Book Fairs

2022      L’African Art Book Fair @ Biennale de Dakar (AABF) | Dakar

2021      Art Fair: Cromwell Place | London

2021      Art Dubai: Video Art Programme | Dubai

2017/18     Cape Town Art Fair | Cape Town

2016/17     1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair | London

2016     FNB Joburg Art Fair | Johannesburg

Other projects

2019-ongoing     How Clouds are Formed

2018-ongoing     I’ve Been Working on Some MAGIC

2013-ongoing     In the Case of Books

2020     The Anthropocene Museum.  A project by Cave Bureau

2018     Research: On archives & Joseph Murumbi’s Library | Kenya National Archives

2014     Cast: Bulb, A short Sci-fi film. 48Hour Film Project | Nairobi