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We are very proud to announce the premiering of Kaloki Nyamai in Germany. His work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions across Africa and Europe, and is currently on view at the Kenyan pavilion at the Venice Biennale as well as at the Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain.
It is our great pleasure to introduce Kaloki Nyamai, by presenting works which were produced for the show in Berlin.
Drawing heavily on the stories of the Kamba people told by his grandmother, he explores how history and identity are intertwined, looking at the past the present and the space in between. His works are multifaceted and characterised by rich layers, offering fragments to be pieced together slowly with stitching. The lengthy research process employed in the making of the works is mirrored in the experience of viewing them, “it’s like layers of history”.
In his recent body of work he is exploring relationships. Life experiences that show on our bodies, stitches that leave scars on us, showing much what we have gone through as people.
Kaloki Nyamai, Moments That I Miss, Galerie Barara Thumm 2022, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm