With her research-based and at the same time speculative work, Jackie Karuti opens up alternative perspectives and visualizes all those possibilities which can be reached through a free, limitless, radical imagination. The artist examines the way we perceive and believe to know, taking on complex topics such as identity, sexuality, knowledge production, urban culture, and the local communities.
About the artist /
Jackie Karuti (*1987 Nairobi, Kenya) is a graduate of the Àsìkò International Art School, a nomadic pan-African art school founded by the Nigerian curator Bisi Silva. Her work was exhibited most recently at the Lofoten International Art Festival in Svolvær, Norway (2019), at the 13th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2019), at the Dak'Art Biennial, Senegal (2018) and at the BALTIV Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK (2017). In 2021 she will be participating in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India.