Posts tagged ‘Onyis Martin’

Exhibition: Sex and the City III by Michael Soi, Thom Ogonga & Onyis Martin, Nov. 6-12 2017 @ Alliance Française

Dates: November 6-12, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française

Sex & the City III is an objective look at what the three participating artists – Michael Soi, Thom Ogonga and Onyis Martin are interested in: from courtship, to sex as a tool of uplifting one’s economic status, to same sex relations, as well as the pretence of being liberal.

It looks at the thin line between culprit and victim while re-questioning the subject within the space we line in Nairobi. Sex & The City playfully (in a serious way) explores the burgeoning local sex tools industry, body enhancement and the place of moral institutions in all this.


November 3, 2017 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Proximity to Power, Jul. 12 – Aug. 12 2017 @ Circle Art Gallery

Opening: July 12, 2017
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6.00 pm

Exhibition: Until August 12, 2017

Participating Artists: Nicholas Odhiambo, Longinos Nagila, Onyis Martin, Lemek Tompoika and Peterson Kamwathi

Curated by Thom Ogonga

July 12, 2017 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Becoming by Onyis Martin, Apr. 9 – May 14 2017 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Art work by Onyis Martin | via Red Hill Art Gallery

Opening Date: April 9, 2017
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery
Open daily: 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Contacts:; Mobile – 0700 108989 / 0700 108626

Directions to the Gallery
From Village Market join Limuru Road. After 13km turn left down a dirt road, signposted “The Retreat”, continue for 200m, keep left (ignore the road climbing sharply right), after 50m take the right smaller track.

Red Hill Art Gallery is located at the end of the track on the left side (red metal gate) Karibu!

From City Centre Matatu No 114. Stop ‘Posta’

April 5, 2017 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

LAB Launch Party by ART Lab Africa + No Posters Allowed Exhibition by Onyis Martin, Dec. 16-23 2016 @ 523 Riara Road

Opening: December 16, 2016
Venue: 523 Riara Road
Time: 6-9 pm
Onyis Martin in Conversation (Talking Walls)

No Posters Allowed Exhibition: Until December 23, 2016
Time: 11 am – 6 pm

THE LAB will launch its new pop-up space with the solo show exhibition of Onyis Martin, In Conversation (Talking Walls) which will be open to the public from the 17th of December.

Examining identity as an abstract metaphor influenced by consumerism in traditional and contemporary social constructs, the artist questions the methods through which marketing and advertising borrow from traditional gender roles, class and race to then market to an audience increasingly influenced by contemporary values. Appearing weathered by urban environments, some of the walls are covered in paper ads ranging from posters selling global brands to small, local intimate offerings of personal, medical and “voodoo” services. Subliminal messages alongside the phrases “Man Up”, “Security Video Recording”, “No Posters Allowed” portray heightened tensions and changes in society and cultural codes in a fast developing economy.

Informed by his surroundings, Onyis’ paintings transcend their specificity and are representative of shifting contemporary and traditional values witnessed daily in rapidly urbanising spaces.

Saturday December 17 to Friday December 23 | 11:00 – 18:00

December 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Freedom | Flight | Refuge, Until Mar. 13 2016 @ Circle Art Agency – 910 James Gichuru

Freedom Flight Refuge
Dates: Until March 13, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Agency, 910 James Gichuru

February 11, 2016 at 10:24 am 2 comments

Fundraising Art Exhibition: in Support of Mukuru Slum Football Team Trip to Sweden, May 29 – 31 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Adams Charity Exhibition
Dates: May 29-31, 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust Art Centre

Participating Artists: Alex Mbevo, Adam Masava, Mike Kyalo, Patrick Mukabi, Robinson Omweri, Onyis Martin, Googz Weche Mukona, Robert Ngatia and many more.

All paintings will go for KES 4,000/- (own works from Kenya’s ;eading visual artist’s while supporting a worthwhile cause)

Read about the campaign here

For more information contact | +254701441170

May 26, 2015 at 10:48 am 1 comment

Exhibition: A look into Our Souls by Onyis Martin, Apr. 9 – May 9 2015 @ Casual Bite Café – Westlands

Onyis Martin Look into Your Souls
Opening: April 9, 2015
Venue: Casual Bite – Westlands
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Dates: Until May 9, 2015

Download onyis martin biography [m/s Word]

April 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

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