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Wambui Wamae Kamiru

Nairobi, Kenya

Artist

Director, The Art Space, Nairobi – Kenya.

 

Education

June 2008      MSc. African Studies   University of Oxford, Oxford – UK

                                               

Exhibitions

Collaborative Projects

2013 – 2016 Who I Am, Who We Are: A Public Art Project about the Kenyan Identity, Nairobi, Kisumu, Isiolo, Lamu and Nyeri – Kenya (with Xavier Verhoest) www.whoweare.co.ke

Group Exhibitions

2017               Akili Ni Nywele: Remains, Waste & Metonymy II Sensing Nairobi, British Institute of East Africa, Nairobi – Kenya and The National Museum of Kenya

2016               Your Name Betrays You, 2016 Mediations Biennale, Poznan,   Poland

2016               Your Name Betrays You, ErrorX, Ostrale, Dresden, Germany

2016               Harambee63, ErrorX, Ostrale, Dresden, Germany

2016               Harambee63, When Things Fall Apart, Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, South Jutland – Denmark

2015               ForeCast, “Tree,” Goethe Institute, Nairobi – Kenya

2015               I Move Out. Tomorrow., Concerning the Internal, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi – Kenya

2015               Suitcase Commodity Cash on Delivery (COD), Sarakasi Trust, British Institute of East Africa, GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi – Kenya

2015               Your Name Betrays You, United States Embassy Residence, Nairobi, Kenya

2015               Harambee63, National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi – Kenya

2015               Between A Rock And A…, CitiBank, Nairobi – Kenya

2014               Net, Kuona Trust Gallery, Nairobi – Kenya

2014               Coffee Conversations, Manjano, Village Market Gallery, Nairobi – Kenya

2011               Double Vision, Kifaru House and Karen Country Lodge, Nairobi – Kenya

Solo Exhibitions

2015               Your Name Betrays You, Kuona Trust Gallery, Nairobi – Kenya

2014               Harambee63, Wits University, Johannesburg – South Africa

2013               Harambee63, Kuona Trust Gallery, Nairobi – Kenya

 

Fellowships/ Advisory Positions

2016    Summer Academy Fellow, Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee – Bern, Switzerland

2016/2017    Advisory Member – Sasa Nairobi Program Planning Consortium – Goethe Insitute, Nairobi – Kenya

 

Lectures

2017

  • Healing Hurts: Aesthetic and archival practices addressing traumatizing pasts.
    Future African Visions in Time (FAVT) -Iwalewahaus – University of Bayreuth, Goethe Institute, British Institute and the Kenya National Museum, Nairobi – Kenya
  • Why are pigs pink?: Remaining curious in order to create.
    Creative Curiosity Sessions
    Scangroup Advertising Agency, Nairobi – Kenya
  • What does it means to be an “African” artist?
    University of Nairobi – Kenya
  • On the Action of “Active Waiting” – Walk Your Talk Speaker Series
    Amani Institute, 5 Year Anniversary Celebrations

2016

  • What does it mean to be an artist?
    Kenyatta University Culture Week (2016)
    Kenyatta University, Nairobi – Kenya

2015

  • Who I Am, Who We Are: What Is The Kenyan Identity?
    Somali Heritage Week
    Kenya National Museum, Nairobi – Kenya
  • Art And Social Activism
    Haart Conference, Nairobi – Kenya
  • African Contemporary Art: Women Artists In Africa
    University Of Wits, Johannesburg – South Africa

2014

  • Who I Am, Who We Are: Mapping The Kenyan Identity
    Kenya Arts Fair 2014, Nairobi – Kenya.
  • Toward An Inclusive Society, Who I Am, Who We Are
    University Of Nairobi, Nairobi – Kenya

 

Collections

Goethe Institute, Nairobi Kenya

Private Collection, Nairobi – Kenya

Private Collection, Bonn – Germany

Private Collection, Bern – Switzerland