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Exhibition: Of Ships Passing in the Night, Apr. 27 – May 27 2016 @ Goethe Institut & Alliance Française

Of Ships Passing in the Night
“Of Ships Passing in the Night” is an art and photo exhibition which addresses the topic of migration and refuge.

Opening: Wednesday 27th April 2016, 6.30 pm
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 28th April to Friday 27th May 2016
Venue: Alliance Française and Goethe Institut
Admission: Free

About
Voluntary and forced mass movements have been some of the major phenomena of the last 100 years. Difficult realities and the aspiration towards a better future have compelled human beings to make the dicult decision to move elsewhere. Artists in most societies have created works that address not only the physicality of displacement but also the changes that emerge as a result of migration. Some of these changes are the trauma of forced displacement, the adjustment to new
influences and cultures, the plight of those left behind and the universal desire for holistic progress.

A number of Kenyan artists have interrogated the displacement of mankind in their work. Their approaches to this issue are diverse, ranging from personal and institutional rituals of travel to the anatomy of those trapped in a form of no-man’s land.

This exhibition provides a tiny snippet into some of the artistic engagements around the issue of ‘Migrations and Refugees’ taking place within Kenya. A number of additional practitioners who enrich this exhibition are currently classi ed as refugees. The exhibition has been developed by Peterson Kamwathi, assisted by Thom Ogonga.

Exhibiting Artists: Mugisho Abija, Hassan Abdirahman Barre, Muktar Bashir, Mahet Ecubay, Jackie Karuti, Kivuthi Mbuno, Noor Ali Mudey, Patrick Mukabi, Alpha Mukange Mukangala, Shabu Mwangi, Longinos Nagila, Martin Onyis, Ray Piwi, Michael Soi, Koang Thakiy Stephena, Feleke Gebryes Tariku, Hamwenayo Vivier Tresor and Willy Wambugu.

Photo exhibition
The exhibition uses images from Agence France Presse (AFP), Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) and Kenyan photographers to show the varying experiences of refugees in France, Germany and Kenya. The images show differing attitudes in and approaches by these countries in their eorts to control, embrace and facilitate the lives of refugees. The exhibition has been curated by Carl de Souza (AFP Chief Photographer, East Africa), Kirsten Milhan (Freelance Africa Correspondent, FOCUS-Magazine) and Thomas Mukoya (Kenya Reuters Photographer).

April 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sex and the City II by Michael Soi & Thom Ogonga, Aug. 26 – Sept. 13 2015 @ Alliance Française

Sex and the City II
Date: August 26 – September 13, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française

August 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Enjoy Responsibly, Jul. 9-19 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Enjoy Responsibly
Enjoy Responsibly! An exhibition interrogating the rampant substance abuse in Kenya

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

July 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm 2 comments

Exhibition: Sex and the City by Michael Soi, John Kamicha & Thom Ogonga, Apr. 3-27 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Sex and the City
An exhibition of New work revolving around the Nairobi night life by Michael Soi, John Kamicha & Thom Ogonga

Opening: April 3 2014 at 6 pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise

Runs until: April 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Line & Smudge by Thom Ogonga, Feb. 17-26 2014 @ the Shift Eye Gallery

Ogonga Poster
Thom Ogonga at The Shifteye Gallery;

Dates: February 17-26, 2014
Entry: Free
Contacts: 0712917426.

About
Thom has combined traditional drawing and illustration techniques with contemporary painting fusing charcoal and soft pastels.

Works on display are an interrogation of human behavior in reaction to the not-so-recent alcohol regulation (Mututho) Bill and how we respond to it.

February 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

From the GoDown to the CBD: Exhibition by Various Artists from the GoDown, Jul. 30-Aug. 31 2013 @ Alliance

From the GoDown… …to the CBD

From the GoDown…
…to the CBD

Opening: July 30, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Dates: July 30-August 31, 2013

Art works by: Otieno Kota, Mike Kyalo, Alex Mbevo, Tom Mboya, Patrick Mukabi, Moses Mukono, Charles Ngatia, Mary Ogembo, Robbie Omweri, Andrew Otieno, Dickens Otieno, Michael Soi & Ian Waswa

Curated by Thom Ogonga

July 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Joint Exhibition by M. Soi, T. Ogonga, Ehoodi Kichapi & H. Mburu, Jun. 30 – Jul. 24 2013 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

One Off M Soi
Dates: June 30 – July 24, 2013
Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery

Exhibiting Artists: Michael Soi, Thom Ogonga, Ehoodi Kichapi & Harrison Mburu

June 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm 1 comment

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