Posts tagged ‘Patrick Mukabi’
Margaretta wa Gacheru, Arts correspondent for the Nation Media Group, has been writing about visual and performing arts in Kenya for decades.
She curates an exhibition of Kenyan contemporary artists based on her recent publication Creating Contemporary African Art: Art Networks in Urban Kenya: 1960 – 2010.
The publication is a result of her extensive research for her Ph.D in sociology from the Loyola University Chicago.
Opening: September 16, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Runs Until: October 5, 2014
There is no better person than Margaretta to bear witness to the exponential growth in the credibility and the creativity of Kenyan visual artists, from the first post-independent art gallery (PaayaPaa) to the current networks of high value Kenyan artists.
In this exhibition, Margaretta brings together a selection of artists from different art networks who have contributed to the evolution of Kenyan visual arts and who continue to display the characteristics of Kenyan entrepreneurial spirit: innovative, adaptable, inventive and original, playing their part in the effervescence of the Kenyan visual arts sector.
Artists include: Ancent Soi, Jak Katarikawe, Mary Collis, Kioko Mwitiki, Shine Tani, Patrick Mukabi, Maggie Otieno, Gakunju Kaigwa, Dennis Muragori, Cyrus Nganga, Nani Croze and other.
Dates: February 10-28, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise – Ground Floor Gallery
Mike Kyalo attended Matungulu Boys’ High School in Machakos County. With art not on the school curriculum, Mike formed an art club to pursue his interest which also led to a visit to the GoDown Arts Centre.
Inspired and encouraged by Patrick Mukabi, resident artist at the GoDown Arts Centre, Mike has been mentored by Patrick since leaving school in 2010 and continues to excel at his art. He won the 2012 art competition ‘Experiencing Heritage through Art’ organized by the National Museums of Kenya, and also completed a one month art residency at the Kuona Arts Trust in 2013 courtesy of the Kenya Arts Diary Young Artists Arts Residency.
In this exhibition, Mike presents a series of oil paintings inspired by men at work.
TheLabyrinth art exhibition showcases 50 years of Art in Kenya at the Belgian Residence. More than 130 works of art from 12 artists working in Kenya are displayed to show the exceptional artistic qualities of some of the main actors of the Kenyan cultural scene.
This exhibition is curated by the Belgian Marc Van Rampelberg who has been working for over three decades in Kenya as a curator and a collector.
Labyrinth is open to the public from Saturday November 16 to November 24 onwards from 2 to 6 pm. Access is by registration only. Please send an email with your name and address to Nairobi@diplobel.fed.be!
With artwork from: Chelenge Van Rampelberg, Fitsum Berhe Woldelibanos, Gakunju Kaigwa, Jackson Wanjau, Jak Katarikawe, Kivuthi Mbuno, Morris Foit, Patrick Mukabi, Peterson Kamwathi, Richard Kimathi, Samwel Wanjau and Sane Wadu.
Curator: Marc Van Rampelberg
NOTE: Labyrinth is open to the public from Saturday November 16 onwards from 2 to 6 pm. However, access is by prior registration only and the Embassy reserves the right to organise these visits to the exhibition. Please send an email with your name and address to Nairobi@diplobel.fed.be if you are interested in a visit!
From the GoDown to the CBD: Exhibition by Various Artists from the GoDown, Jul. 30-Aug. 31 2013 @ Alliance
Opening: July 30, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
Exhibition Dates: July 30-August 31, 2013
Art works by: Otieno Kota, Mike Kyalo, Alex Mbevo, Tom Mboya, Patrick Mukabi, Moses Mukono, Charles Ngatia, Mary Ogembo, Robbie Omweri, Andrew Otieno, Dickens Otieno, Michael Soi & Ian Waswa
Curated by Thom Ogonga
This is a group exhibition by some of Kuona artists with guest artists Peterson Kamwathi, Patrick Mukabi, Peter Walala, Michael Soi and Gor Sudan.
This is a fundraising exhibition held in collaboration with the Kenya Rotary Club in support of various charities in Kenya.
Featuring work by resident artists;
Dickens Otieno, Mary Ogembo, Caroline Mbirua, Hassan Fadhul, Dickson Kaloki, Charles Ngatia, Tom Mboya, Patrick Kariuki, Michael Soi, Thom Ogonga, Alex Mbevo, Esther Mukuhi, Martin Onyango, Patrick Mukabi, Noor Jefwa
The theme of the exhibition is Art Bits and will feature artworks produced in the course of the year
Opening: Saturday 24th November, 2012
Venue: GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2-6 pm
Opening Wednesday 30th November at 5pm
The exhibition will run until Thursday 8th December 2011
This is a joint conceptual project bringing together artists using new media as a means of expression, with the aim of exploring the possibilities of animation as an art form in the Kenyan context. It will be an attempt to introduce local artists and audiences to this art form.
The long term plan is to encourage local artists to participate in global new media events such as “The One Minutes” and “Documentation ”.
During the exhibition, the four artists will hold a public workshop on simple animation that will involve artists & media students.