PETERSON WAWERU

PETERSON WAWERU

PETERSON WAWERU

Kamwathi’s artistic practice has focused on examining communal social, economic and cultural engagements in a post-colonial context. Emboding on the role of an observer, he extracts modes of behavior, staging scenarios that express the farcical nature of masquerade inherent to human groupings, social conventions and imposed collective political norms – norms that are inherited from colonial rule and re-appropriated. In the six chapters of his body of work ‘Constellations and sediments’ he has explored the anatomy, potential intersections and emergent symbolisms of individual and collective aspirations in the face of the difficult realities inherent in human mass movement.

Kamwathi’s work has been exhibited in venues around the world including Kenya, Senegal, Rwanda, Egypt, South Africa, the UK, the USA, Germany, Holland, Austria, El Salvador, Mauritius and Finland. He has participated in several residencies in Europe, Africa and America.

He was part of the Kenya National Pavilion at 57th Edition of the Venice Biennale in 2017. He was also part of the Young Congo Biennale 2019 in Kinshasa, Congo DRC.

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