Posts filed under ‘art exhibits’

Exhibition: Gor Soudan – A Retrospective – Artworks from 2014, Apr. 24 – May 30 2021 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Gor Soudan ‘Bubbles & Shells Studies’ 59 x 42 cm Ink, Acryl & Spray on Paper | via the Gallery

Opening Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Until May 30, 2021

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Entry: by Appointment  

RSVP: http://www.redhillartgallery.com/contact.html  

April 26, 2021 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

The 9th Affordable Art Show, Apr. 30 2021 @ Nairobi National Museum

Opening Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Time: 3:00 pm 

Entry: KES 200/-

RSVP: https://kenyamuseumsociety.org/contact-us/

Performance by classical violinist, Fred Pessa

Until May 2, 2021

FMI, visit; https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org/event/the-affordable-art-show/

April 26, 2021 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

Group Exhibition: Addis Contemporary II, 6 Years On – Curated by Mifta Zeleke, Apr. 14 – May 7 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dates: April 14 – May 7, 2021

Venue: Circle Art

Entry: Appointment (https://artsvp.co/7862ca)

Featuring: Kirubel Abebe, Surafel Amare, Lijkidus Bezawok, Direje Demissie, Henok Getachew, Girmachew Getnet, Tamrat Gezahegn, Meron Hailu, Engidaget Legesse, Engidaye Lemma, Ashenafi Mestika, Selome Muleta, Amare Seifu, Alexander Tadesse, Tiemar Tegene, Tibebe Terffa, Eyasu Teylaneh, Liayne Tilahun

Curated by Mifta Zeleke

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The second edition of Addis Contemporary, six years on from the first edition, offers a snapshot of how the Addis art scene has developed since then. Almost all of the participating artists in this second edition are important in this movement and are active in the Addis art scene.  The show presents a wide range of artists, from the modernist painter, Tibebe Terffa’s, sustained practice of aesthetics to young, emerging artists who bring vigorous academic skills; research and contemporary approaches to making art. Addis Contemporary II shows the breadth and depth of Ethiopia’s contemporary art, which is often seen as separate from the rest of the East African art scene. 

“It is my belief that the exhibition could instigate further scholarly and independent approaches as well as a chance to collect and access contemporary art from Ethiopia.” – Mifta Zeleke

In line with social-distancing rules Covid-19 safety restrictions, viewing of the exhibition is by appointment only.

April 19, 2021 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Manjano / Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition: Practicing Artist’s Category, Until Apr. 30 2021 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: Until April 30, 2021

Venue: Alliance Française

April 19, 2021 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

Invisible Inventories Exhibition: Questioning Kenyan Collections in Western Museums, Mar. 18 – May 2 2021 @ the National Museums of Kenya

Dates: Until May 2, 2021
Venue: the National Museums of Kenya
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About
The ‘International Inventories Program’ is research, database and exhibition project lead by artists and scholars from Germany, Kenya and France. A key focus of the International Inventories Programme has been the inventorying of Kenyan cultural objects archived in different museums and Institutions abroad. Currently at 32,501 objects from 7 countries across the globe, the database hosts a number of objects that were bought from or donated to cultural institutions by collectors, missionaries and/or their families.

The project is a partnership between the artist collectives #SHIFT (Germany/France) and The Nest Collective (Kenya), National Museums of Kenya (Nairobi), Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum (Cologne), Weltkulturen Museum (Frankfurt) Goethe-Institut Nairobi,Goethe-Institut and funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

March 20, 2021 at 12:56 am Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition/Installation: Between Image and Identity, Mar. 11-31 2021 @ Alliance Francaise


Dates: March 11-31, 2021
Venue: Alliance Française

An immersive photographic exhibition/installation by the photographers Adji Dieye (Senegalese/Italian) and Thandiwe Muriu (Kenyan). The two artists explore contemporary African imagery through both a critical and an aesthetic lens.

Adji Dieye
Adji’s Maggic Cube series investigates the notion of branding and its impact on society via the prism of the ubiquitous stock cube used in West African cuisine. Through her projects, Adji Dieye addresses the visual representation and commodification of identity while critiquing cultural norms and stereotyped gender roles.

Thandiwe Muriu
Thandiwe’s Camo series is a vivid and playful display inspired by African fabric. The Camo Series is derived from the word camouflage and refers to how easily we can hide / loose our identity and sense of self in our culture. Camo is a visual celebration of the unique beauty of the African woman.

March 15, 2021 at 3:16 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: From Improvisation to Perfection, Mar. 8 – May 31 2021 @ Nairobi Gallery Museum.


Dates: March 8 – May 31 2021
Venue: The Nairobi Gallery
Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm daily
Entry: Normal rates apply

Celebrating Rosemary Karuga (1928-2021) & Annabelle Wanjiku (1955 – 2021).

This exhibition is in honour of the lives of two leading contemporary Kenyan women artists who dedicated their lives to telling life-changing stories using their art.

Rosemary Namuli Karuga and Annabelle Wanjiku Reeno are renowned as pioneers in their unique areas of artistic excellence.

The National Museums of Kenya is showcasing the best of both artists from its collection. The exhibition will open to the public on 8 March 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day and will run until 31 May 2021.

March 10, 2021 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Group Show with selected artists from Kenya, Uganda and Sudan, Mar. 2-22 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery

Group Show at Circle Art Gallery. | Image via the Gallery


Dates: March 2-22, 2021
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

About
In the gallery over the next 3 weeks we have a selection of new work from some of East Africa’s most experimental emerging and established artists. Come and visit the gallery for an overview of new paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the following artists;

Paul Onditi, Longinos Nagila, Miska Mohmmed, Florin Iki, Jonathan Solanke Gathaara Fraser, Maliza Kiasuwa, Donald Wasswa, Onyis Martin, Nadia Wamuya, Paul Njihia, Wanjohi Maina, Shabu Mwangi, Dennis Muraguri and Cyrus Kabiru.

Image via the Gallery

March 10, 2021 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Black on White by Onyis Martin, Jessica Atieno, Lemek Tompoika, Gor Soudan, Samuel Githinji, William Wambugu, Churchill Ongere and Antony Mega, Until Feb. 28 2021 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

| Onyis Martin, ‘Re-construction’, 55 x 75 cm, Ink on Paper | via the Gallery.

Dates: Until February 28, 2021
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

February 3, 2021 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Installation: Made in Eastlando by Kevo Abbra in Collaboration with Poet Teardrops, Jan. 28 – Feb. 21 2021 @ Alliance Française


Dates: January 28 – February 21, 2021
Venue: Alliance Française

January 29, 2021 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Solo Exhibition: The Source of Our Seas by Shabu Mwangi, Jan. 27 – Feb. 17 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery


Dates: January 27 – February 17, 2021
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

About
The Source of our Seas will be Shabu’s first solo show since 2017 and his second with Circle. This exhibition combines recent paintings alongside a series of poems by the artist.

Shabu Mwangi has been a practising artist since 2003. This work traces an ongoing personal journey of striving to understand the balance between the two things that drive us, love and pain and how we react in different ways depending on which is dominant. Shabu Mwangi’s work has previously dealt with questions of collective suffering, and the effects that inequality, marginalization, and other forms of structural violence have on communities. In this new body of work, he has tuned his gaze inward, focusing on an examination of the self. He asks himself questions about how he sees the people around him, and his interactions with them.

“We are all connected to one another, and none of us is truly free from our collective struggles. I have a family, I have a clan, I have a tribe…”

In this work, Shabu considers these different stages or levels of connection. Because we are all interconnected, and because the work is drawn from the reality and rhythm of the world, he believes that people will, each in their own way, relate to the work.

Shabu lives and works in Mukuru slum where he established the Wajukuu Art Project in 2013 with a deep conviction that his work could highlight the lives of the disadvantaged minorities in his community. His last exhibition was The Stateless at Circle in 2017 and his work has been shown in the UK, France and Germany.

January 29, 2021 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Christmas Exhibition: Latest Works from a Selection of Artists, Until Jan. 16 2021 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery


Dates: Until January 16, 2021
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

December 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Recent Works by Geraldine Robarts, Dec. 4-6 2020 @ Geraldine’s Gallery, Studios, and Gardens


Dates: December 4-6, 2020
Venue: Geraldine’s Gallery, Studios, & Gardens – #56 Kibo Lane, Karen
Time: 2-4 pm on Friday and 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday & Sunday

December 1, 2020 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Mabati Tailor: A Solo Exhibition by Dickens Otieno, Nov. 25 – Dec. 22 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dickens Otieno, White with Patches, 2020 | via the Gallery

Opens: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 4 pm

The exhibition runs until 22 December 2020.

About
We are over the moon to announce our final show of the year, the first ever solo by Dickens Otieno (Kenyan, b. 1979).

Known for his sculptural tapestries of woven aluminium and three-dimensional objects in the same medium, Dickens Otieno’s engagement with his chosen medium reflects his interest in the way colour, texture, pattern and iconography imbue ordinary objects with meaning and identity.
Growing up, Dickens watched his mother, a tailor, working, and those childhood encounters with fabric and pattern greatly informed his practice of weaving and use of material. Other sources of inspiration for his vibrant sculptural compositions include various modes of dress and uniform, his immediate physical surroundings, particularly the urban environment of Nairobi with objects piled high in markets, the constantly shifting skyline, and pockets of nature in the ever-growing concrete and steel maze of Nairobi.

Dickens has been practising for 15 years, and this show brings together 19 new works, his large woven wall hangings and free-standing garment sculptures. Some of the works in this show are much larger in scale than before, and display, not only Dickens’s technical prowess but also show the expanding material and visual vocabulary of his work.

Otieno has participated in numerous group exhibitions locally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: See Here, Old Neals Auction House, Nottingham, 2018; Africa/Africa, Total Arts Courtyard Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai, 2018; Young Guns, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, 2017; The Third Dimension, Circle Art Gallery, 2016; UNI-FORM MULTI-FORM, Roots Contemporary, Nairobi, 2016; Paint and Metal, National Museum in Nairobi, 2016. His recent residencies include the Tilleard Artist Residency in Lamu (2018), Kenya, and a 6-week fellowship in Italy at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2019). Otieno’s work has been exhibited at international art fairs in Cape Town, Lagos, and Paris, and he has an ever-growing base of local and international private and institutional collectors.

November 25, 2020 at 5:28 am Leave a comment

Virtual Art Festival: DASH – Festival I, Nov. 24-28 2020 @ This is the Nest Socials


Dates: November 24-28, 2020
Medium: @ThisistheNest Socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

About
We are excited to announce our first ever virtual art festival called DASH! Join us from the 24th of November on our socials for excitement and lushness from our fantastic line-up of musicians, DJs and culture-makers from Nairobi.

http://www.thisisthenest.com/news/2020/11/19/our-first-festival-presenting-dash

November 24, 2020 at 6:30 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Art is a Gift, Nov. 13 – Dec 13 2020 @ The Village Market, Rooftop Parking Gallery


Dates: 13 Nov – 13 Dec. 2020.
Venue: Village Market

30 days of #Art by Over 40 artists, curated by William of Little Gallery.

All pieces below KES 50,000/-

November 19, 2020 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

Group Exhibition: Faces by Franklyn Dzingai, Charles Sekano, Richard Kimathi, El Tayeb Dawalbeit, Sebastian Kiarie, Salah Elmur, Souad Abdelrassoud, Fitsum Berhe Woldelibanos, Samuel Githinji and the late Prof.Pilkington Ssengendo, Oct. 31 – Dec. 31 2020 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Charles Sekano, 50 x 75 cm, Pastel on Paper, ca 1985 | via the Gallery


Opening: October 31, 2020
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Dates: Until 31st December 2020*

| FACES |
Portraiture – the exploration of the Human Face – has been a significant topic in the Art History.

A subject to capture the inner world behind a face, the beauty and elegance, the passion and emotion, the distortion and despair.

* appointment, while maintaining the necessary Corona safety protocols.

October 30, 2020 at 10:27 pm 1 comment

Then and Now: An Exhibition of Selected Works from the EAVAT (formally RaMoMA) Collection, Oct. 31 – Nov. 22 2020 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery


Opens: Saturday, October 31 2020
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree Estate,
Time: 10am to 4.30pm

Until: November 22, 2020 (Gallery Open Tuesday through Sunday)

About
One Off is excited to invite you to view ‘Then and Now’, an exhibition of selected works from the EAVAT (formally RaMoMA) Collection*. This will be the first major showing of the works in over ten years. Works from the Collection are not for sale, but each has been paired with a recent work from the same artist which is for sale. We are thrilled that some of the biggest names in the region have agreed to participate and that our audience will have the chance to compare the development and changes in each artist’s practice.

Please note that masks are mandatory around the gallery.

October 30, 2020 at 5:24 am Leave a comment

The 8th Affordable Art Show, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 2020 @ the National Museums of Kenya

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Opening: Friday, 30 October 2020
Entry: KES 200
Venue: National Museums of Kenya

Dates: Until Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020
Entry: Free (Saturday and Sunday)

125+ art pieces for sale & all proceeds support the National Museum of Kenya.

October 26, 2020 at 6:05 am Leave a comment

‘Waiting, Watching & Wishing’, Boniface Maina’s Solo Exhibition, Oct. 28 – Nov. 18 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Waiting, Watching, Wishing by Boniface Mwangi | via the Gallery

Opens: Wed., 28 October, 2020

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Until: November 18, 2020

About

Boniface Maina was born in Nanyuki. He lives and works in Nairobi where he earned his diploma in Art and Design from the YMCA National Training Institute in 2008. In 2013 he, along with David Thuku and Michel Musyoka founded the Brush Tu artists’ collective, a communal studio space. He has previously had solo exhibitions at The Art Space in Nairobi (Line of Inquiry, 2016) and the Nairobi Gallery (Transitions, 2017). He has participated in group exhibitions in Nairobi, Lagos, Dubai, and Venice. His work has also been exhibited at international art fairs; AKAA Paris, FNB Jo’burg Art Fair, and Art X Lagos, and World Art Dubai. 

Maina works predominantly in painting and drawing. He is an observer of human action and emotion, and in his work, he investigates the inconsistencies and conflicts inherent in human interactions. In this new body of work, especially in the Odd Realities series, Maina reflects on the voluntary and involuntary changes to everyday life brought about by events of the past year. Maina’s characters find themselves in a suspended state, restricted, literally and metaphorically, in the ways they can move and act. In a parallel series, Maina paints himself in idyllic locations: lolling in a hammock behind a white veil; relaxing in front of a fire with a glass of whisky; or tweaking a transistor radio at the fictional Therema Inn, with a rich sunset in the background. In these works, he thinks of the places he’s been, and those he would like to go to. 

This exhibition presents us with a story of watching, waiting and wishing.

October 26, 2020 at 6:05 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Photographs by Paul Kariuki Munene (Quaint Photography), Oct. 8-31 2020 @ Alliance Française

Dates: October 8-31, 2020

Venue: Alliance Française


The ubiquitous Paul Kariuki Munene, impossible to miss at concerts around Nairobi, presents a selection of thirty black and white photos of live music events at the Alliance Française.

Were it not for Paul, Nairobi would not have an archive of music events.  We applaud the photographer’s dedication to documenting Nairobi’s evolving live concerts’ scene over the last ten years.  These photos are published regularly on his Facebook page, ‘Quaint Photography’.

Paul’s fascination for black and white photography goes back to his childhood.  He loved the cool black and white photos of his parents’ wedding and those 1960s black and white studio portraits.

Having started with a point and shoot camera on a visit to Lamu in 2004, Paul has gradually mastered his craft and graduated to the latest digital technology.  Paul is a freelance photographer and works with PR companies, brands, and development agencies.

October 6, 2020 at 8:10 pm 1 comment

Solo Exhibition by Elias Mung’ora, Sept. 26 – Oct. 18 2020 @ One Off Contemporary


Exhibition Opening: Saturday, September 26 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Until October 18, 2020 (Gallery Open Tuesday through Sunday)

About
One Off Gallery is delighted to host a solo exhibition for Elias Mung’ora. The show comprises vintage Mung’ora acrylic on canvas works; urban life at its most intense, huddles of people populate the surfaces, whispering, conspiring and consoling. Times are tough and Mung’ora paints the front line of economic hardship but also portrays our famous Kenyan resilience and ingenuity.

These people are survivors, brilliantly observed and represented in acrylic on canvas by Mung’ora.

Please note that masks are mandatory around the gallery.

September 23, 2020 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Landscapes and Portraits by Coster Ojwang, Sept. 18 – Oct. 28 2020 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery


Dates: Until October 28, 2020
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

September 23, 2020 at 7:58 am Leave a comment

Solo Exhibition: Small Things to Consider by Agnes Waruguru, Sept. 10 – Oct. 9 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Small Things to Consider Solo Exhibition by Agnes Waruguru. | Image via the Gallery.


Dates: September 10 – October 9, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 10 am – 4 pm

“I want the show to uplift the importance of paying attention to the things around you, valuing your perspective. In a way, this is about ritual. It was really about taking walks every day, collecting things, and making based on a place. I hope it does justice to the time I spent in Lamu letting chance lead the way, being present and mindful. It is considering small things, having faith.” – Agnes Waruguru

September 9, 2020 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Time and Other Constructs II by Michael Musyoka, Aug. 29 – Sept. 20 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree


Dates: August 29 – September 20, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

August 29, 2020 at 4:35 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Lattices from Camille Wekesa, Until Oct. 18 2020 @ Redhill Art Gallery

Lattices from Camille Wekesa | Via Redhill Art Gallery


Dates: Until October 18, 2020
Venue: Redhill #Art Gallery

https://artworkarchive.com/rooms/camille-wekesa/549418

August 26, 2020 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sex and the City IV by Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga, Aug. 17 – Sept. 19 2020 @ Alliance Française


Date: Opening August 17, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française

Until September 19, 2020

Visual satire or not? Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga return with Sex and the City IV. The exhibition is a mirror play of humour and sobriety. Using their art as social commentary, Soi and Ogonga share their fascination with the city’s night life in these pandemic times.

In-person visits welcome to the Alliance Française gallery while maintaining the necessary safety protocols.

August 15, 2020 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: By Tindi, Until Aug. 21 2020 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery


Dates: August 21, 2020
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

August 3, 2020 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Covid 19 – Social Distancing, Jul. 18 – Aug. 23 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree


Dates: July 18 – August 23, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

July 16, 2020 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Wheels of Life by Evans Ngure, Jul. 6-31 2020 @ Alliance Francaise


Dates: July 6-31 2020
Venue: Alliance Francaise

About
Evans breathes life into an assortment of discarded material and found objects to create sculptures, collages and other function art.

Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from Kenyatta University. He is also known for his quirky jewelry.

July 8, 2020 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

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