The behaviour of tangible and intangible materials intrigues me. The patterns they go through connect with human psychology. I am a Production, Material and Performance Artist.
I merge scientific principles with artistic concepts through my technical understanding of material science, supported by a Bsc degree in Civil Engineering. This has influenced an experimental approach to material manipulation, involving optical, video and audio concepts.
I love working with creatives across different genres. I’ve worked across art, photography, music, apparels, jewellery, film, real-estate projects and continue broadening my practice.
Merging different elements and principles allows me to explore the multi-dimensionality of art. A piece of artwork can transform into many forms, but the emotion evoked remains the same.
Nairobi Design Week (NDW) (Sept 2019-Present)
Artistic director on creative projects; including the Lotus of the Nile , a digital game exhibited at the London
Design Biennale, July 2021.
Festival management & production for NDW ; and several supporting campaigns, including physical and digital participation throughout the year.
Knowledge,Art & Networking Residence (KAN) (Jan 2020)
3-week hands-on residency, with 8 other artists from around Africa, invited by MS TCDC supported by ActionAid Denmark for the 2nd edition of the KAN festival that took place between Jan 22nd-25th in Arusha,Tanzania.
Created ‘Afrika United installation’, 12 sculptures and did a performance art piece all in collaboration with
Congolese multidisciplinary artist Koko Kabamba.
Kiliﬁ New Year Festival (Dec 2019)
Created the installation MEET GOD which aims to address the theme of Self- identity with the approach of environmental conservation through upcycling plastic bottles.
This was for Kiliﬁ New Year Festival 2020. Over 1000 plastic bottles were repurposed.
Tafaria Residency (0ct-Nov 2019)
A 6-week art residence program, hosted by Tafaria Castle located in Nyahururu,Kenya.
Led a one-week workshop on upcycling plastic waste materials for kids (aged 7-11 y/o) from a local school within the neighbourhood.
Designed and created ‘The Path; stories of African games,’ an art installation that aims to uncover the history and evolution of African games through storytelling.
The story contributors include participants of African Crossroads 2019 Event from various countries in Africa who ﬁlled a questionnaire about their personal interaction with games in the past,
with thanks to Hivos. The project is supported and facilitated by Tafaria Castle under their Artist in Residence program.
Karen Village Residency -April-May 2019
A 6-Week residence program hosted and supported by Karen Village, Nairobi, Kenya.
Created paintings on canvas, redesigned the reception desk, participated in Pecha Kucha Presentation, created a mural with the kids from the community, and another mural titled ‘Higher Beings’ on a 3*15 m wall
Switch-a-roo Residency – Nov-Jan 2018
Collaborated with French and Kenyan artists in creating murals with the community within Nairobi City and
Slums such as Kibera, Kawangware and Mathari.
We extended participation with the community in Kiliﬁ.
To further our collaboration, we had an Exhibition at Alliance Francais in Jan 2019 themed ‘A colorful connection.’
•Absa Art Gallery for Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefess Festival, (KKNK) South Africa, until Sept 2021
•London Design Biennale 2021- under the theme ‘Resonance’- July 2021
•SondekaAlt Festival by Creatives Garage – May 2021
•Nairobi Design Week 2021 festival – art direction – April 2021
•‘The Castle’ Exhibition, an online game, by Arthousehaus, London- Feb 2021
•Dutch Design Week – Oct 2020
•The Wakanda Alliance Hybrid Event at Urban King Life Center, New York – performance Art piece ‘ The Human Family’ Sept 2020
•Covid-19 Social Distancing Group Exhibition at One-o Gallery – July/Aug 2020
•‘Art in the Time of…’ Creatives Art Auction by Kikoromeo – June 2020
•‘Repetition’ Performance during Lock-in Festival by Creatives Garage – May 2020
•The Y’rimu Collection at Nairobi Design Week Festival – March 2020
•Cradle Arts Festival Performance Art – Oct 2019
•‘Mannequin’ Performance during Nairobi Design Muzes – Aug 2019
•‘A Glimpse of East Africa’ Group Exhibition under Artyrama in Victoria Island,Lagos, Nigeria – March 2019
•‘A colorful Connection’ Group Exhibition at Alliance Francaise , Jan 2019 to Feb 2019 , under a collaborative project with French Artists (SASF) in the Switcharoo Organization
•Public Painting on Board ,’PHASES’1.5m wide * 3m high – PAWA FESTIVAL 254( empowering the public on their rights ) Koinange Street, Nairobi- 2018
•Duo Exhibition ‘IDENTITY’ – The Attic Art Space, Nairobi – 2018
•Group Exhibition ‘Árt in November’- Under BetaArt Organization at Muthaiga Heights, Nairobi- 2018
•Absa L’Atelier Group Exhibition ,Johannesburg – 2018
•Solo Exhibition ‘ME MYSELF & I’ – BIEA Kileleshwa, Nairobi- 2018
•‘Generation Y’ Group Exhibition under Retro Africa in Abuja ,Nigeria- 2018
•Group Exhibition- Kenya Artists Diary ,Alliance Francaise, Nairobi- 2018
•Group Exhibition- Kenya Art Fair, Sarit Center, Nairobi- 2017
•Group Exhibition- Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi -2017
•Group Exhibition- Manjano Exhibition, Village Market, Nairobi- 2017
•Group Exhibition- Uganda JamaFest- 2017
•Public Exhibition at Nairobi CBD- ‘MY MAASAI’ Photography works by Mohammed Altoum – 2017
•Duo Exhibition ‘TWO ARTISTS’ – UNEP Recreational Centre, Gigiri , Nairobi– 2016
•Group Exhibitions – Arts to End Slavery, Shifteye Gallery & The Kobo Trust Foundation- 2016 & 2017