EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

VOLTA New York, Invitational Solo Presentation Project Fair, New York, USA, 2017

Beauty and Ugliness, One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya, 2014

Beatrice Wanjiku, RaMoMA Museum of Modern Art, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Personal Structures - Open Borders, Palazzo Mora, 57th Biennale di Venezia, Italy, 2017

When the Heavens Meet the Earth, The Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge, UK, 2017

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, USA, 2015 | Click here | Click here | Click here

The African Tree, Ostrale Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany, 2015KunstRAI, Edition 31, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015

Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya, 2015

BLOOOM/ART FAIR, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany, 2014

Africa III, Devearts, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2014

Afrikadag, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014

Funika-Fufuka/Cover-Recover, Belgian Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya, 2012

Africa: The Mother of Us All, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, USA, 2011

Politics of Art and the Art of Politics, video Installation, Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010 

Artist without Borders, Triangle exhibition, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009

Africa Now, World Bank Washington DC, USA, 2008

Africa Within: Many Eyes One Soul, The Royal Commonwealth Society, London, UK,  2006

 

Residencies:

2013: Djerassi Residency Artist Program, San Francisco, USA

2011: The Vermont Studio Center Johnson, Vermont, USA2006: Kuona Trust (10th international artist residence) Nairobi, Kenya

 

Selected Workshops:

2010: Economy of Creativity “Money and Meaning”

2008: Wasanii International workshop, Mombasa, Kenya

          Writer’s Art Critic workshop

2007: The Kuona Trust International Women’s Workshop

          Shatana Triangle International Artist Workshop (Jordan)

          Rafiki Triangle International Artist Workshop (Tanzania)

 

Awards: 

2013: The Lava Thomas and Peter Danzig Fellowship

2013: UNESCO Aschberg Bursary Djerassi Artist Program USA

2012: Dak’Art Biennale Moving Art Africa (Goethe Institut) Senegal

2011: Robert Sterling Clark Fellowship (Vermont Studio Center)2006: The Most Promising Female Artist Award 2006, The French Cultural Centre, Alliance Française, Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

Press & Other Links:

Wilcox, Isabel, "Interview with Kenyan Artists Beatrice Wanjiku", Happening Africa, Nov 2016

Crow, Kelly, "The New Face of African Art", Wall Street Journal, May 2016

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York City August 2016

Mason, Brook, "Speaking Up: A Celebration of African contemporary Art at Richard Taittinger Gallery", Wallpaper

Baumgardner, Juie, "Understanding Contemporary African Art's Hard-Won Rise to the Art World Main Stage", ARTSY, July 2016

Sher, Rob, "This Exhibit Will Permanently Redefine Your Idea of Art From Africa", Bedford and Bowery, July 2015

Embuscado, Rain, "See the Top 10 Artists at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair", Artnet News, May 2016

Brookes, Katherine, "12 Contemporary African Artists You Should Know", Huffington Post, August 2015

Whalley, Frank, "Dark thoughts in the dead of the night", The East African, January 2014

Jepchumba, Beatrice Wanjiku, Africa and Digital Art, November 2013