Artist C.V.

Wambui  Kamiru Collymore
Nairobi, Kenya
wambui.kamiru [at]
Artist, Director, The Art Space, Nairobi – Kenya.
June 2008      MSc. African Studies   University of Oxford, Oxford – UK
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)
Group Exhisbitions
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., 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


Print Media
East African, December 18th 2015: A look in the mirror with the simple things right
Daily Nation, November 6th 2015: A new art gallery set to open up space for exposing African talent
East African, November 27th 2015: The Rev Howell prays as satire provides an answer
Business Daily, March 5th 2015: Challenging negative ethnicity through art
The Star, February 23rd 2015: “Your Name Betrays You” art show opens in Nairobi
Daily Nation, August 29th 2014: Timely call to re-invent the wheel of literary criticism
Business Daily, July 24th 2014: How Kenyan art has evolved from Independence
Daily Nation, June 22nd 2014: A question of identity: giving voice to diversity discourses
East African, April 11th 2014: Raucous jumble of joyous thuggery
Business Daily, April 10th 2014: Local scene full of new art, artists and alternative spaces
Daily Nation, September 28th 2013: African liberation struggle through the eyes of an artist
Daily Nation, September 13th 2013: Reliving Kenyan life before 1963 through a bar scene
Business Daily, September 12th 2013: Artist celebrates Kenya at 50 with conceptual art installation in a bar
The Star, September 11th 2013: The Ordinary Kenyan’s Role in African Revolutions
Africa Review, September 11th 2013: Revolution Brewed in a Seedy Kenyan Bar
Monocle, November 4th 2015: The Art Space
KassTV, March 16th 2015: Your Name Betrays You
Ebru News, September 27th 2013: Harambee 63 by Wambui Kamiru

2015             Who I Am, Who We Are: What is the Kenyan identity?, Somali Heritage Week, Kenya National Museum, Nairobi – Kenya
2015               Art and Social Activism, HAART Conference, Nairobi – Kenya
2015               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.
2014               Toward an Inclusive Society, Who I Am, Who We Are, University of Nairobi, Nairobi – Kenya

Goethe Institute, Nairobi Kenya
Private Collection, Nairobi – Kenya
Private Collection, Bonn – Germany
Private Collection, Bern – Switzerland