It is with great excitement that this bit of news comes through. #Harambee63 will be part of the pan-African Barclays Africa L’Atelier Art Competition 2015. Kenya is represented by six artists and I am humbled to be among them. Personally, I am elated that this pan-African installation will be part of a conversation around contemporary art in Africa. For me, I have already won – even if this is just the shortlist.
Nairobi, Kenya Apr 5 – In a bid to promote arts and culture in the continent, Barclays, in partnership with Kuona Trust, has selected six budding artists to represent Kenya at the pan-African Barclays Africa L’Atelier Art Competition 2015 which will take place on 15 July in South Africa.
Wambui Kamiru, Jackie Karuti, Maral Bolouri, Brian Omolo, Cyrus Kabiru and Kevin Irungu will be competing with 102 other artists from South Africa, Botswana, Ghana and Zambia for cash prizes and fellowship opportunities in France, Germany and South Africa. The 108 were selected from a pool of 773 entries. More…