Posts filed under ‘art exhibits’

Exhibition: A Trajectory of Etchings – 1980’s to 2000 by Rashid Diab (from Sudan), Nov. 20 2022 – Jan. 12 2023 @ Red Hill Art Gallery.

Opening: November 20, 2022

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Until January 12, 2023

About

Red Hill Art Gallery is honoured to show in this exhibition part of the archive of the artist’s print work dated from the 1980’s until 2000, which he created during his 20 year stay in Madrid (Spain), as Artist-in-Residence, a PHD fellow and later as a lecturer at the Department of Fine Art at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Rashid Diab is a master in print techniques including the complete spectrum of Etchings, Collagraphs, Aquatints, Woodcuts and Silkscreens.

The exhibition comprises a selection of more than 50 prints, from meticulously elaborated miniatures to multi-coloured large-scale prints.

November 20, 2022 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Escape, Journey to the Heart of Digital Culture, Nov. 16-30 2022 @ Alliance Française.

Dates: November 16-30, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française

About

The exhibition offers an educational and playful look at digital cultures through a selection of artworks that combine web documentaries, video games, and AI.

Organized in three sections: “A History of the Internet”, “The Data War”, and “Digital Humanity”, it will allow us to explore the upheavals caused by the Digital Revolution through its major concepts: Web, social networks, algorithms, data, GAFAM, hacker, maker, fake news, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, etc.

In an era that constantly encourages us to connect, the exhibition invites us to look at this digital world with a critical eye, to take a step to the side and escape its grip for a moment.

November 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition / Installation: Excavation, Elevation, Oct. 25-31 2022 @ the GoDown Arts Centre – Kilimani

Dates: October 25-31, 2022

Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Kilimani

About

Exploring geological manipulation of the urban landscape, this exhibition follows the materials of Nairobi’s transformation.

An Exhibition by James Muriuki – a Nairobi based art practitioner – and Constance Smith – a social and visual anthropologist from Manchester, UK.

October 27, 2022 at 5:30 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Light And Blue Silence by Jimmy Kitheka, Sept. 7-30 2022 @ Alliance Française.

Opening: September 7, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française

Time: from 6.30 PM


About

Through shadow and blur effects in dark blue hues, Jimmy generates representations and visions from the past evoking a sense of nostalgia. His works take us back in time, through stories told by his grandfather, that retrace the Nairobi of the 60s and 70s. Jimmy imagines himself living in those times through his paintings. His works are currently being shown at the AKKA Project gallery in Venice as part of the ‘African Identities’ exhibition that coincides with the Venice Art Biennale.
 

The exhibition runs until 30 September 2022.

September 10, 2022 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Mixed Exhibition: ‘Leaves of Life’ by Olivia Pendergast, Mark Lecchini, Myrna van der Veen, Fitsum Berhe, Dennis Muraguri, Anthony Okello, James Mbuthia & Yoni Waite, Jul. 30 – Aug. 21 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: July 30, 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM

Featured artists include Olivia Pendergast, Mark Lecchini, Myrna van der Veen, Fitsum Berhe, Dennis Muraguri, Anthony Okello, James Mbuthia, along with some older works from Yoni Waite. 

Exhibition Run: Until August 21, 2022 

Gallery open: Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 4.30pm.​​

The show will continue through August with the exception of Election Week.

July 30, 2022 at 6:42 am Leave a comment

Open Studio: In Which Our Wants are Worlds by Wanini Kimemiah, Jul. 29 2022 @ the C& Office – the Mall, Westlands

Open Studio: Friday, 29 July 2022

Venue: the Mall, 1st Floor – Westlands

Time: 6-9 PM

The work will be on view Until August 26th 2022

July 28, 2022 at 2:42 am Leave a comment

EKENYAGWECHWECHACHWECHERIA – Exhibition About Loss & Life, Jul. 21-28 2022 @ 101 Manyani E

Opening: July 21, 2022

Venue: 101, Manyani E

Time: 6PM

Exhibition by: Elkana Ong’esa, Moses Nyawanda, Iddi Achieng & Musa Omusi

Until: July 28, 2022

July 21, 2022 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sarakasi za Siasa by Joseph Bertiers, Jul. 13 – 31 2022 @ Alliance Française

Dates: July 13-31, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française

Sarakasi za Siasa by Joseph Bertiers

Joseph Mbatia Njoroge, or ‘Bertiers’ as he is fondly known, began his artistic career as a professional sign writer.  Over the past three decades, Bertiers’ lively, realistic and colourful paintings have humorously chronicled and weaved many local and international events with everyday life in Kenya. 

This exhibition of his large-scale canvasses and life-size sculptures offers a satirical view of Kenyan politics over the years.

July 12, 2022 at 7:25 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Women into Family by Chilonga, Jul. 2-29 2022 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery

Dates: July 2-29, 2022

Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

July 4, 2022 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Lost Paradise by Mohamed Abdella Otaybi (Sudanese, b. 1948), Jun. 29 – Jul. 30 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

Opening: June 29, 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Until: July 30, 2022

This is Mohamed Otaybi’s first solo exhibition in Kenya, presenting 25 paintings made during the last decade.

About

Otaybi graduated from the Khartoum College of Fine and Applied Arts and began working as an artist during the dynamic period of the 1970s in Sudan. He was immersed in the debates about cultural heritage and Sudanese visual identity of the Khartoum School at the time. Many of these debates are still significant in Sudan today – the combination of Africanism, Islam, Arabism and Sudanese identity.  

Long recognised and acclaimed as an influential figure in Sudanese art, Otaybi’s painterly language has evolved throughout his career, consolidating his reputation and strength as a colourist. Architectural and decorative motifs and calligraphic forms populate his paintings. Layering hues to create depth and vibration add to the mythological and dreamlike quality of his paintings, which reference a cultural past. Otaybi is also a celebrated cartoonist and illustrator, and elements of his graphic and satirical approach often translate into his paintings.

Otaybi’s lyrical images of life, nature, music and a heritage that combines Islamic symbolism and a modern multicultural way of life in Sudan, speaks of his country’s past and present and resonates with people across the world. As well as holding regular solo exhibitions in Khartoum, North Africa and the Arab world from 1970 to the present, he has shown in international group exhibitions including the Sharjah Biennial, UAE, 1993; Modernism in Sudanese Art, British Museum, London, 2004; Sudan: Emergence of Singularities, P21 Gallery, London, 2017 and Khartoum Contemporary, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, 2017. His work features in private and public collections including the National Museum in Sharjah.  In 2018, Otaybi was the focus of the article ‘Masters We Need to Master’, Collector Magazine, Art Africa. 

June 27, 2022 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Simultaneous Exhibitions: ‘Visual Memories’ by James Mbuthia & ‘Between Losing and Finding’ by Anthony Okello, Jun. 25 – Jul. 24 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: June 25, 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Time: Noon – 4pm

Exhibitions Run: Saturday 25 June through 24 July 2022 
Gallery open: Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 4.30pm.​​

About

One Off is very proud to host a couple of thought provoking exhibitions by two of its Gallery Artists:  James Mbuthia will open his show titled ‘Visual Memories’ and Anthony Okello will open his exhibition titled ‘Between Losing and Finding’. 

Both artists work in oil on canvas and both painters investigate the challenges of loss through the last three years.  Using vastly different lenses and with particularly personal perspectives on their surroundings, it is fascinating to compare such contrasting explorations

June 24, 2022 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Simultaneous Exhibitions: ‘Africa Re-Imagined: A Six Year Exploration’ by Geoff Weedon & ‘Intimacy of Things’ by Olivia Pendergast, May 28 – Jun. 19 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

One Off is delighted to present Geoff Weedon’s first solo show in Kenya; ‘Africa Re-Imagined’. Weedon first visited Africa six years ago and the impact of the wildlife and its people is clear because he has painted little else since, returning again and again for inspiration and reference. This show is a reflection of six years playful exploration which has expressed itself in different styles and formed distinct series, two of which are displayed in this exhibition. 

Meanwhile, opening simultaneously is ‘Intimacy of things’, an exhibition of oil paintings by one of our most popular artists, Olivia Pendergast.  In her latest works, Pendergast places her subjects in their places of work, surrounded by the objects which are of significance in their lives.  In each painting, Pendergast uses hands, rather than eyes as her tool of expression, along with her signature re-applied pencil lines.  The show marks a shift in direction for the artist which will delight her audience.


Details

Opening: May 28, 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM


Exhibitions Run: Saturday, 28 May through 19 June 2022 

Gallery open: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM – 4.30 PM.​​

June 1, 2022 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Mystics by Samuel Ashanti Githinji, May 15 – Jun. 12 2022 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

An Exhibition by Samuel Ashanti Githinji –

Opening: Sunday, May 15 2022

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Time: from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

The exhibition is on view until 12th June 2022.

May 15, 2022 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

The 11th Affordable Art Show, May 13-15 2022 @ Nairobi National Museum

Opening: May 13, 2022

Venue: the Courtyard, NMK

Time: 4-7 PM (1 hr viewing Sessions)

Tickets: KES 200/- (Prepayment)

Exhibition dates: May 14-15, 2022

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Free Entry

All art priced below KES 150,000/-.

May 13, 2022 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Exhibition of ART and PHOTOGRAPHY, May 12-22 2022 @ the Movenpick Hotel – Westlands

Opening: Thursday, May 12 2022

Venue: the Movenpick Hotel – Westlands

Time: 6 PM

Until: May 22, 2022

May 11, 2022 at 6:38 am Leave a comment

Fictions – A Group Exhibition, May 11 – Jun. 11 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dates: May 11 – June 11, 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery, 910 James Gichuru Road – Lavington

About

Circle Art Gallery is pleased to present Fictions, a group exhibition of 11 artists at various stages of their careers, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and in some cases, combinations of all three.

This grouping of artists/artworks invites the viewer to consider possible relationships between one work and the next and, by extension, between each artist’s practice and the next.

The title of the exhibition Fictions speaks to the connections that can emerge in the distance between artworks; and how that space can offer room for the viewer to begin thinking about thematic connections and overlaps. 

Fictions contends that one artwork/artist can expand the viewer’s thinking about another.

May 11, 2022 at 6:36 am Leave a comment

Open Studio: ‘I Saw a Glimpse of Heaven’, by Natocho Faith, May 9-21 2022 @ C& Office’s – Westlands

Dates: May 9-21, 2022

Venue: C& Office’s, the Mall – 1st Floor

About

Natocho Faith works in drawing and sculpture. Her new work, ‘I saw a glimpse of Heaven’ is in a non-factual way a reference to the biblical story of Eve after eating the forbidden fruit and being cast out of the Garden of Eden. 

May 9, 2022 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Book Launch: Jackie Karuti’s Debut Monograph, “Notes Movement Method”, Apr. 27 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

The Nairobi Launch of Jackie Karuti’s debut monograph, Notes Movement Method.

Exhibition preview & book launch

Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Time: 4 – 8 pm

About

Jackie Karuti was the main prize winner of the 2020 Henrike Grohs Art Award. This book is published as part of the award, with support from the Goethe-Institut and Grohs family. Additional support was provided by The African Arts Trust. This book was produced by the Visual Arts Network of South Africa. 

The book is led by thoughts around Karuti’s ongoing method of inquiry; How Clouds are Formed which has been a developing body of work assembled in many parts using objects, images, spare parts & movements. The intention was to produce an artist workbook that sends one out into the field to move, question & discover. It is largely an attempt to recognize the work that emerges in the present while navigating various site visits through drawings, text, sculptural forms and moving images.


Text and image contributions by Wanja Kimani, Bojana Cvejić, Jackie Karuti & Roseline Olang’.

Additional images by James Muriuki & Densu Moseti

The book is will be available for purchase during the launch for KES 2,500.

April 27, 2022 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Pop Up & Chill Handmaker’s Market, Apr. 24 2022 @ Parade Ring, Ngong Racecourse

Date: Sunday – April 24th, 10am to 6pm

Venue: Parade Ring, Ngong Racecourse

Entry: Free

Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1k7zJwFMn

About

Rain or shine, the place to be this Sunday, April 24th from 10am to 6pm is at our pop up market at the Parade Ring lawn at Ngong Racecourse. We’re hoping for a sunny day but we’re also well prepared for the rain with adequate shelter. So grab your raincoats and your shopping bags and get ready to meet your favorite maker/designer and discover new local brands making great quality handmade goods, while listening to great music by Deejay Josay, Midl East & Dj Shock, as you sample a variety of yummy food with great company.

April 22, 2022 at 6:43 am Leave a comment

Group Exhibition: “Leaking Spirits”, Apr. 9 – 22 2022 @ Village Market, Roof Top Exhibition Hall

Opening: April 9, 2022

Venue: Village Market, Roof Top Exhibition Hall

Time: 2 PM

Exhibiting Artists

  1. Muramuzi John Bosco – Based in Kampala, Uganda
  2. Sheila Bayley – Based in Nairobi, Kenya
  3. Tomnyuy Salvador – Based in Tangier, Morocco

Dates: Until April 22, 2022

Time: 10 am – 7 pm (Mon. – Sun.)

April 9, 2022 at 6:43 am Leave a comment

Two Simultaneous Exhibitions: “Prints, Limited Iterations,” and “That Which Divides”,  Apr. 3 -30 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: Sunday, April 3 2022

Venue: One Off Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM

Until: April 30, 2022

Gallery opening times: Tuesday through Sunday,
10am to 4.30pm

About

One Off is delighted and proud to present Prints, Limited Edition Iterations; an exhibition of prints by some of the leading practitioners in the region, curated by Thom Ogonga.  The gallery thanks all the participating artists for their contributions and we also celebrate Thom Ogonga for his tireless efforts to raise the profile of prints and their creators, both locally and internationally.

Meanwhile, in the Loft Gallery we host a beautiful mixed show of recent works entitled That Which Divides.  Participating artists include Olivia Pendergast, Peterson Kamwathi, Elias Mung’ora, Peter Ngugi, Richard Kimathi and Nelson Ijakaa.

Please note that both exhibitions open on SUNDAY 3rd April from noon to 4pm.

April 2, 2022 at 6:27 am 1 comment

Exhibition: ‘Blowing in the Wind-ow’ by Longinos Nagila, Mar. 27 – May 8 2022 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Image via the Gallery.

Opening: Sunday 27th March 2022 

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Time: from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The exhibition is on view until 8th May 2022.

March 27, 2022 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Obange: Performance Series and Exhibition by Kevo Stero, Mar. 19 – Apr. 23 2022 @ Maasai Mbili Studios

EXHIBITION
Opening: 19th March, 4pm

Venue: Maasai Mbili Studios

Dates: 19th March – 23rd April 2022

PERFORMANCES
// Dates and Locations //

Kibera – 19th March

Gomongo – 26th March

Dagoreti Corner – 9th April

Rongai – 15th April

Kibera (Side B) – 23rd April

About

Obange is a term in Luo language for what was thought to be an evil spirit that would deliberately plague a family with misfortune. The belief in Obange in Luoland is not as strong as it once was, although there are still some believers. Its literal meaning in the Luo language is “disturbed person”.

The series of performances and accompanying exhibition at Maasai Mbili are based on research by Kevo Stero on how you can map a city through the eyes of an Obange.

March 18, 2022 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Systems to Emptiness (A Prelude to Wajukuu art’ Participation in Documenta 15) by Shabu Mwangi & Ngugi Waweru, Mar. 16 – Apr. 14 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

Opening: March 16, 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Time: 6-8 PM

Until: April 14, 2022

March 18, 2022 at 8:56 am Leave a comment

ArtAffair ’22 – Art Fair, Mar. 11-13 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: Friday 11th March 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Time: from 4pm to 8pm

Entry: KES 500/- (Friday Only)

Until March 13, 2022

Time: Noon – 6 PM

All the works will be Kshs 100 000 or less.  Many are from new names and are ideal for first time buyers and collectors.

March 11, 2022 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Women Voices in a Circular Economy by Warembo Wasanii Art Studio with Joan Otieno, Mar. 9-27 2022 @ Alliance Française

Dates: March 9-27, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française

About

Joan Otieno founded the Warembo Wasanii Art Studio in Kariobangi North in 2018 working with young Kenyan women to create recycled fashion and art from plastic trash collected from the Dandora dumpsite. Promoting environmental conservation through art, Joan is providing a safe haven for young women and empowering them with artisanal skills to create a circular economy within the community.

March 8, 2022 at 6:09 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘P(a)lace’ by Peterson Kamwathi, Mar. 5-20 2022 @ One Off Gallery

Opening: March 5, 2022

Venue: One Off Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM

Dates: Until March 20, 2022

Gallery opening times: Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm

About

March is proving to be one of  2022’s most exciting months for One Off Gallery. We are thrilled to host another solo show for Peterson Kamwathi which will open on Saturday 5th March. This latest body of work is displayed under the title of P(a)lace. Peterson describes the series; ‘P(a)lace is an exploration of the contentions around the small space occupied by the constituent member of a group. ‘Group’ in this instance ranges from family to the human race.’

The works in the exhibition are typical of this artist; visually they are beautiful and conceptually they are both thought provoking and challenging. 

Kamwathi is considered one of the leading practitioners in the region and this body of work doesn’t disappoint.

March 3, 2022 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

Art Installation: All My Venus Days by Wambui Kamiru Collymore, Until Mar. 5 2022 @ Tira Studio – Ngong Road

Dates: Until March 5, 2022

Venue: Tira Studio, Ngong Road

Time: 10 am – 7 pm

Open: Tuesday – Sunday

March 1, 2022 at 6:45 am Leave a comment

Retrospective Exhibition by 3 Artists; Theresa Musoke, Tabitha wa Thuku & Yony Waite, Jan. 26 – Feb. 26 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

Photo via the Gallery

Dates: January 26 – February 26, 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

January 28, 2022 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition by Liza Mackay, Jan. 16 – Feb. 27 2022 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Image via the Gallery

Dates: January 16 – February 27, 2022

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

The exhibition is on view until 27th February 2022

Directions to the Gallery
From Village Market join Limuru Road. After 13km turn left down a tarmac road, signposted “Zereniti”, continue for 200m, keep left and follow the dirt road (ignore the tarmac road climbing sharply right), after 50m take the right smaller track (sign board “Zerenity”) Red Hill Art Gallery is located at the end of the track on the left side (red metal gate with art design)

The gallery is open Daily from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

January 17, 2022 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

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