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Ubuntu Fireplace Event, May 9 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Ubuntu Fire place
Date & Time: Saturday, May 9th 2015, 6pm
Venue: Kuona Trust, Nairobi
Tickets: Advance tickets are 1500 via paybill number 885989. 1800 at the gate.

Café UBUNTU, a project of CTC International, which is an incubator of social enterprise empowering people to do amazing things-, is teaming up with Tree House Media, a film production and talent management company to bring “UBUNTU Fireplace”.

What: “UBUNTU Fireplace” is an artistic showcase of local Kenyan talent, which draws upon the historical centerpiece of fire-based storytelling, music and dance. It is set against the backdrop of Café UBUNTU, a place based farm-to-table project of CTC International in Maai Mahiu, and contributes to growing community through local art, local food, and social enterprise.

Why: Through the Fireplace initiative, we seek to inject a cultural consciousness into this region. To effectively induce this consciousness and move this vision toward success, we must turn to the concept of UBUNTU, “I am because we are”. The event will be hosted by the power team NAZIZI and WYRE. This will indeed be an appropriate and strategic platform to analyze our cultural inadequacies as pertains to community service and social integration, thereby forging forthright measures to counter these shortcomings.

With the money raised from each event, we will not only be supporting local talent and local business, but will also be donating a portion of funds each month to a specific program of CTC International. All proceeds from May will go towards supporting the Malaika Mums and Malaika Kids program. These Malaika Mums all have one thing in common- they each have a child with special needs. These children are all enrolled in our school where they receive various therapy treatments and learning opportunities. Thus, the women come together to earn income for their families, support the education of their children, and support each other, while making products that improve the environment.

May 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Full Frontal by Jessica Atieno, May 7-21 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Full Frontal at KT
Opening at Kuona Trust on the 7th of May 2015
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition runs until May 21 2015

Full Frontal presents a witty but hard-hitting look into feminism and female gender stereotypes today.
It opens up a dialogue as to what really is being woman as opposed to being female. Does being female automatically mean that one is a woman?

April 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

Exhibition and Sale of Art Work by Rosemary Ahono & Mike Kyalo Apr. 15 – May 3 2015 @ Karen Country Club

Rosemary and Mike Kyalo
Kuona Trust is pleased to invite you to another exhibition at Karen Country Club, by artists Rosemary Ahono and Mike Kyalo.

Opening and viewing of the works will be on the 18th April 2015 at the cocktail lounge.
Venue: Karen Country Club
Food and drinks on sale

Exhibition Dates: 15th April- 3rd May 2015

To attend kindly RSVP through or call 0721262326/ 0733742752on or before 15th April 2015.

April 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Fringe Churches in the Periphery of Seoul, Apr. 9-19 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Fringe Churches
Opening: April 9, 2015 at 6 pm
Venue: Kuona Trust

Exhibition dates: April 9-19, 2015

This documentary work represents an inquiry into the religious, cultural and financial dynamics of non-traditional churches located in the periphery of Seoul.
At the same time, it explores the diversity of architectural designs that range from the traditional hanok style house-churches to the so-called mega churches that accommodate thousands of parishioners.
In the process, the work questions the functions that churches perform in contemporary South Korean society.

About the artist
Noah Miller is a photographer born in the United States and raised in Germany. He has been pursuing photography seriously for the last 15 years and studied the medium at the International Center of Photography (New York City), the former London College of Printing, the Torpedo Factory (Washington, DC) and Eyes in Progress (Paris). In 2004, he was a winner in the ABB international photo competition.

His current work has shifted towards exploring the interplay of people and their constructed environments. While living in Nairobi, he would like to explore the ethnography of interracial families as his next long-term project.

For more information visit

March 31, 2015 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

The Barclays L’Atelier Finalists Exhibition, Apr. 1-6 2015 @ Temporary Gallery – National Museum

bbk let
Opening: Tuesday, March 31st 2015
Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Exhibition Dates: April 1-6 2015
Time: Daily – 9 am – 5.30 PM
Entry: Normal Rates Apply

* Normal Museum Rates apply for visits after the opening night

Exhibition opening
On Tuesday, the 31st of March 2015, Kuona Trust in partnership with Barclays will officially announce the six finalists of the prestigious Barclays L’Atelier awards from Kenya, shortlisted from 773 entries within Africa.
The event which will be held at the National Museum of Kenya will showcase artwork from the top finalists alongside other pioneer artists in the Kenyan art scene, giving guests a glance of the vibrant contemporary and innovative art from artists in the country

About the Competition and Exhibition
The Barclays L’Atelier award is one of the most prestigious art contests in Africa. Having run in South Africa for more than 20 years, the organizers have expanded the opportunity to other emerging visual artists from Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya.

Beginning January 2015, artists aged 21 to 35 were invited to take part in the art competition. In Kenya, the Barclays L’Atelier art competition organizers have partnered with Kuona Trust Art centre to coordinate and facilitate the competition logistics.
Artwork from finalists in all 5 countries, including Kenya will be showcased at the Absa Gallery in South Africa before the winner is announced in June 2015.

The five prizes on offer consist of a 6 month trip to Paris, three merit award prizes and the Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising artist. The top 10 finalists will all be placed on a two-day art professionalism course to assist them in managing their careers. Each finalist will also be paired with a mentor who will work with them for a year.

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March 30, 2015 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Nairobi Nocturnes by Stravros Pavlides, Mar. 19 – Apr. 2 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Nairobi Noc
Nairobi Nocturnes is a series of atmospheric, figurative paintings by current Kuona Trust artist in residence, Stavros Pavlides.

Exhibition opening: Mar. 19 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Runs Until: April 2, 2015

The paintings present various open-ended narratives using Nairobi city by night as muse. Prompted initially by Nairobi’s ominous night-time reputation, Stavros Pavlides wishes to examine, interpret, and comment on perceptions of the city through the highly subjective ‘lens’ of painting.

To view more of the artist’s work visit

March 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Your Name Betrays You by Wambui Kamiru, Feb. 19 – Mar. 8 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Your name betrays you
Exhibition Opening: 6pm, Thursday 19th February 2015
The exhibition runs until Sunday, 8th March 2015
Entry: Free

‘Your Name Betrays You,’ an art installation by Wambui Kamiru, intends to explore the origin of ethnicism and the invention of tradition as a purposely created classification of Africans by missionaries and colonial administrations, in much the same way that a guidebook would be written for birds.

It will look critically at what we call “other tribes” when we are behind closed doors. The root, development and how we have made these descriptions of the “other” a part of our lives.

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To view more of her work, visit her website

February 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

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