Mumanthi wa Muthua (Searching for the Ant) (SOLD)

Kaloki Nyamai (1985-)


Mixed Media on Canvas, 2017


46cm x 64cm

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Kaloki Nyamai was born in Kitui, Kenya and works in Nairobi where he studied at The Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts.

Fascinated by his ancestors and the space in between the physical and spiritual realm, Nyamai’s works explore the parallels between the past and the present. Nyamai bases much of his research on stories told to him by his grandmother; the stories about her past and the past of her mother.

Nyamai works in a number of mediums, creating works on canvas, board and metal. He also works as an installation artist. Nyamai’s work questions the repetitive nature of human behavior and positions these questions within the constructs of power.



March             Changing Room, Kuona Trust Art Centre Gallery, Nairobi

May                 Miradas Gravity Art Gallery, Nairobi

June              Young guns, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi


January           Letters from the other side, March Oriel plas Glyn Weddw Gallery, Wales

July                 L’Atelier art Competition, Absa Gallery, South Africa

August           Circle gallery, Lamu


October           Nyne Magazine, Exhibisionist Hotel, London

July                 Apthorp Gallery , London

June               Bricklane Gallery, London

June               Millentor Gallery,Hamburg, Germany


July                  Omnibus Art Centre, London

November        Mexican Embassy, Nairobi


March             Manjano Art Exhibition, Village Market Exhibition Hall, Nairobi


March International School of Kenya, Nairobi

September       Talisman restaurant, Nairobi

September       Panafric, Nairobi


November        Gazzambo Art Gallery, Madrid


June                Godown Art Centre, Nairobi


June                French Cultural Centre, Nairobi


2010                Malika, Assistant Art Director.

2011                Nairobi Half life Set dresser

2013                Ni Sisi Art Director