This exhibition by Miriam Syowia Kyambi is a combination of live-art performance, installation, photography, video and workshop, which explores ideas of what is acceptable, what is private and how our perceptions are shaped by the conventions of the society we live in.
Kyambi, who was born in Nairobi, was trained at the Arts Institute of Chicago and then returned to Kenya five years later in 2003. She is interested in the inter-related layers of identify and cultural heritage and she returns often to subjects of memory and loss.
Her work has been shown in Belgium, Finland, the USA, South Africa. She was awarded a Wellcome Trust arts grant and in 2013 took part in the trust’s exhibition “Foreign Bodies, Common Ground”.
Kyambi and James Muriuki, a Kenyan photographer, developed the Pata Picha Photo Studio where they researched the different perceptions of the global health and research organisations and the local communities with which they work.