Artwork by Churchill Ongere
Churchill Ongere (1991 – ) is a self-taught, multi-media artist living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. An active member of the Kenyan art community, Ongere’s works both as a fine artist and an art advocate for freedom of artist expression in postcolonial spaces.
Subtly political, Ongere’s work illustrates the tensions inherent in the modern world as human beings and other entities navigate the politics of power, identity, belonging, alliance, competition, and dominance in an ever-changing global landscape.
In his latest series of works the artist comments on the changes in the global power-scapes, focusing on the recently witnessed regime changes and retentions in focal countries such as Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and the United States of America.