Michael Musyoka

Michael Musyoka: Kenyan, b. 1986 Michael Musyoka’s career began with signwriting in 2006. A graduate of the Buruburu Institute of Fine Art in Nairobi, Musyoka’s work has developed through experimentation with a number of stylistic approaches including cubism and surrealism, and various techniques, such as painting, collage, and illustration. He is a founding member of…

Salah Elmur

Salah Elmur: Sudanese, b. 1966 Salah Elmur graduated in Graphic Design from the College of Fine and Applied Art, Sudan University, Khartoum. Renowned as a painter of narratives, he has participated in group and solo exhibitions all over East Africa, the Middle East and Europe since 1985. He has published 12 children’s books which have…

Longinos Nagila

Longinos Nagila: Kenyan, b. 1982 Longinos Nagila is a young experimental multi media visual artist living and working in Nairobi. Primarily focusing on video art and the exploration of digital imagery, Longinos’ work is influenced by a deep love of early cinema and black and white photography, which he blends with paint and transferred images…

Elias Mung’ora

Elias Mung’ora: Kenyan, b. 1992 Elias Mung’ora works in Nairobi. Born and raised in Nyeri, in Central Kenya, he originally moved to Nairobi, to study Real Estate and Property Management but gave this degree course up to pursue a full time career as an artist. Mung’ora works mainly in painting, drawing and photography. Mung’ora’s work…

Guillaume Bonn

Guillaume Bonn: Malagasy, b. 1970 Guillaume Bonn is third generation of a French family all born in Madagascar. He studied Economics and International Politics at Universite de Montreal and Universite du Quebec a Montreal and graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York. For the last 20 years, he has reported on conflict,…

Dickens Otieno

Dickens Otieno, b. 1979 Dickens Otieno’s art practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. The Nairobi-based artist weaves large sculptural fabrics from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which…

Boniface Maina

Boniface Maina, b. 1987 Born in 1987 in Nanyuki town, Boniface Maina lives and works in Nairobi where he earned a diploma in Art and Design from YMCA National Training Institute in 2008. Maina has experimented with different mediums and materials and is currently exploring inks. His work has evolved over the years, touching on…

Gor Soudan

Gor Soudan, b. 1983 Gor Soudan is a conceptual artist living and working in Kisumu and Nairobi. Often subtly engaged with contemporary political and social issues and embedded in urban culture, Gor’s artistic practice is an organic process through which everyday material is transformed into powerful work. He has worked with pages of the Kenyan…

Asteria Malinzi

Asteria Malinzi, b. 1991 Asteria Malinzi lives and works In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. History, the ocean, found objects and personal experiences are usually the protagonist of Malinzi’s personal works. Through historical references, she gains inspiration by past happenings and uses her camera as a medium for her reinterpretation of these happenings. In her work,…

Tahir Karmali

Tahir Karmali, b. 1987 Tahir Karmali (born 1987) is a visual artist who pairs materials and portraiture to define personal narratives through the mixed mediums of photography, paper making, and installation. His expression describes economic and political accounts and pronounces them with a single material or object. Karmali’s interest in outlier communities whose identities are…