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Exhibition: A Journey through the Gallery, Jul. 23 – Aug. 28 2016 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

A Journey through the Gallery
We welcome you to a ‘A Journey through the Gallery’ with artists: Justus Kyalo, Paul Onditi, Gor Soudan, Eltayeb Dawalbeit, William Wambugu & others.

This exhibition continues until 28 August 2016.

July 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: Helter – Skelter by Paul Onditi, Dec. 10 2015 – Jan. 17 2016 @ The Art Space

Helter-Skelter Onditi
Art Exibition: Helter – skelter by Paul Onditi

Opening: THURSDAY 10th December 2015
Venue: The Art Space; off Riverside Drive near the Australian High Commission
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Dates: Until January 17, 2016


Home can be the friend you have been searching for all your life or the person you met once very briefly. – Ben Okri

Helter – skelter emanates from Paul Onditi’s previous show, Reconstruction of the Tower of Babel. It follows his seminal character, Smokey as he transitions to a new direction.

Helter – skelter is about scattered ideas around humanity, relating to socio-economic and political affairs. Immersed in a variety of landscapes, Smokey is seen contemplating on his future path.

The collection of pieces extract influence from different bodies of work, both past and present. The works are purposely in disharmony to reflect on Onditi’s practice where he uses found film, old prints, caustic acid and polyester plates to examine the human condition.

This is Onditi’s first solo show in Kenya for the year 2015.

Paul Onditi
Born in Kenya, Paul Onditi moved to Germany in 2000, where he studied art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main. In 2010 he returned to Nairobi, where he is currently living and practicing. Onditi was included in Bonhams’ Africa Now auction in London in 2013 and 2014. His work was also featured in the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London in 2015.

The Art Space
Based in Kenya, The Art Space is an independent creative space which comprises of a commercial art gallery and alternative show spaces. Through art exhibitions and informal conversations, The Art Space allows for growth, critique and experimentation in the visual arts. The Art Space focuses on modern and contemporary art from Africa and links artists with the contemporary art market.

December 6, 2015 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

ARTLabAfrica at CTAF 2015, Feb. 25 – Mar. 1 2015 @ Booth B3 – Cape Town



Dates: February 25 – March 1 2015

February 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Pipes that Bind, Faces in Spaces by Paul Onditi, Sept. 11 – Oct. 8 2014 @ Goethe Institut

PIpes that Bind
Pipes often are channels moving from the supplier to the supplied and vice versa. Some of these pipes not only supply but they actually bind as well. They need not be physical pipes – the pipes can be social, political or even economical.

The exhibition series Sasa Nairobi is the basis of Goethe Institut Nairobi work in the field of contemporary art. The aim is to work with artists from Kenya that have an advanced and innovative approach and often commission them to produce a new work. Since 2008, Goethe Institut has exhibited around 40 artists, the last being a show by Jackie Karuti.

The series continues with Paul Onditi, a former Kuona Trust resident. His work examines the cyclical nature of human experience and behavior, encapsulated in the oft-touted expression “what goes around, comes around.” The exhibition Pipes that Bind, Faces in Places explores the existence of both visible and invisible pipes round the globe that are binding in one way or the other.

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 11th September 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 7.00 pm

Exhibition: Monday to Friday, 12th September to 8th October 2014
Time: 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Admission: free

Paul Onditi was featured in last months British Airways in-flight Magazine, highlife as one of the four East African Artists to Buy

September 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Pop Art Party: Absolut Art, Aug. 17 2013 @ Kuona Trust

Absolut Poster
Six of Nairobi’s most talented artists are going to display their skills to the general public by using the Absolut bottle as a canvas, a concept that has been executed all over the world with amazing results.

Date: August 17, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 3-9 pm
Entrance*: Kshs 200

Absolute Artists: Paul Onditi, Omosh Kindeh, Dickson Kaloki, Beth Kimwale, Uhuru B & Sidney Mang’ong’o

* Entrance fee is a direct contribution to artwork for Pumwani Hospital

August 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Paul Onditi, Jul. 29-Aug. 22 2012 @ One Off

Exhibition opening: July 29, 2012
Venue: One Off, #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree
Time: from 11 am to 5 pm

Exhibition Dates: July 29-August 22, 2012 [Closed on Monday’s & public holidays unless by appointment]
Contacts: 0722 521 870

Paul’s work is experimental and exciting. His materials and his concepts are fresh and ever changing, mimicking and embracing one another on the canvas. Paul works with acrylics, bleach, ink and traditional African pigments to create a combination of sober and brilliant colour which sing out in contrast and in harmony.

July 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Another World is Possible, Jan. 24-Feb. 11 2012 @ Alliance

January 25, 2012 at 8:03 am Leave a comment

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