Posts tagged ‘John Kamicha’
Exhibition: The Bike Gang by Sam Hopkins & John Kamicha, Jan. 15 – 29 2017 @ Goethe Institut – Auditorium
Exhibition Dates: January 17-29, 2017
Perhaps one of the unforeseen consequences of Nairobi’s recent urban transformations has been the emergence of a bicycle subculture. To choose be a biker, as with any subculture, means to adopt an identity, a sense of belonging that runs counter to traditional, inherited identities such as gender or ethnicity. Nevertheless, whilst biking, and other subcultures, seem autonomous from traditional institutions of power, as a means of self-expression they are closely wedded to global capitalism, for which subcultures are simply another form of profit.
Over the last two years Sam Hopkins and John Kamicha worked with strategies of collective filmmaking and collaborative re-enactment to explore what biking means for a group of bikers from Githurai. Here, cycling is less about keeping healthy or about getting from A to B and more about excess, a tendency distilled in the practice of hanging: cycling in the slipstream of trucks on the highway. The Bike Gang is a video installation that situates these moments of extreme athletic prowess within the deeper existential project of this subculture.
For the opening of the exhibition we will embark on a short group ride within Nairobi, so come with your bike.
Admission is free. #BikeGang
Opening: July 9, 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 6 pm
Until: July 19, 2015
Participating Artists: Maral Bolouri, John Kamicha, Peterson Kamwathi, Ndeithi Kariuki, Thom Ogonga and Antony Okello
A lot of artists have shunned paper as their primary medium for artistic expression. The Shifteye Gallery presents a joint exhibition, with pieces from artists who use different techniques on paper to create interesting & innovative works of art.
Artists include: James Njoroge, Maral Blouri, Lemek Tompoika, Sebawali Sio, Churchill Ongere, Agnes Njoroge, John Kamicha and Joshua Obaga
Dates: August 18-23, 2014
Venue: the Shifteye Gallery
Time: Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm and Sat 12-6pm
Exhibition: Sex and the City by Michael Soi, John Kamicha & Thom Ogonga, Apr. 3-27 2014 @ Alliance Francaise
Opening: April 3 2014 at 6 pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Runs until: April 27, 2014
Dates: January 11-24, 2014
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery