‘After The Rain’ is Wanja Kimani’s first solo exhibition and is composed of an installation, video, sound, photography and text.
Wanja Kimani’s art practice revolves around the notions of home, displacement, memories, love and loss. Buttons is a short video created in memory of her late friend while Wilde at Dusk is a sound piece that follows as a reflection. Self Portrait explores the notion of perpetuated myths that in the long run end up being taken for truths. Borrowed intimacy is a body of work that touches upon assimilation and making sense of the new while holding on to the past entagled with memories. The feature work in this exhibition is entitled Tell him you love him. It is a piece that encapsulates the meaning of ‘a life time’ while trying to come to terms with a loss where visceral love makes no boundaries between what exists and is no longer there.
There will be an Artist Talk on Satuday 26 October 2013, 4:00pm
Wanja Kimani is a visual artist and writer who currently lives and works in Ethiopia. She was born in Kenya in 1986 and was brought up in the United Kingdom. She studied fine arts at the University of the Creative Arts in Canterbury. Kimani has participated in the 2012 DAK’ART Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Senegal. Her works have aso been featured in group showes in Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa, UK and USA. She is author of academic publications and has lectured on arts and politics at various institutions. She has also participated in international residencies and seminars.
Asni Gallery is a fine art space located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There is a regular schedule of programming and events. Asni Gallery, established in 1996, has been known for it’s thought-provoking exhibitions focusing on the launch of new talents as well as accommodating idea-based experimental works.