An exhibition of new works by Kaloki Nyamai entitled Mwaki Nginya Evinda Enge and curated by Enos Nyamor
Exhibition runs from 5 January to 25 January 2019
Mwaki Nginya Evinda Enge entails the intimate relationship between colonial violence and independence led Kaloki Nyamai to investigate what happens when fire is a form of familial erasure through painting and performative installations. How do we imagine ourselves when precariousness defines our lived experience?
This body of work examines reparations through recollections of tragedy and uses particular visual modalities to suggest healing, unification and preparation for a new start.
In Mwaki Ginya Evinda Engi, Nyamai is asking us to look again at the conditions of our humanity.
Kaloki Nyamai’s ( Born 1985) painting practice entwines material investigation with a wide-reaching exploration of subject matter. Grounded in hidden narratives, uneasy stories of identity, environment and memory, offering fragments to be pieced together slowly. The lengthy, searching process employed in the making of the works is mirrored in the experience of viewing them.
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