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Jackie Karuti

Lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya


Jackie Karuti’s multidisciplinary and experimental practice includes drawing, painting, video, installation and interpretative performance. Centred around notions of death, sexuality, identity and urbanism, Karuti’s works are conceptualised through radical imagining. She often employs the idea of the Black Atlantic - an imagined underwater civilisation of slaves thrown overboard during the travel between Africa and the Americas. Through creating and navigating fictional worlds inhabited by ficti...Read more