About BEATRICE WANJIKU
Name:Beatrice Wanjiku Njoroge 1978 E-mail email@example.comThe paintings challenge one to look beyond the surface through the exposure of their hidden stories. Using a process of simultaneous multiplicities the images play with the processes of revealing and concealing. Through the use of layering and texture in the paintings each fresh thought and new ideas grows off the previous both literally and metaphorically. The use of typography has been key texts lifted from magazines novels and newspapers with their self reflective prose to explore ideas such as vanity humanity adaptation memories and transitions. The contrast between abstraction, text, montage and layering and the image of the face on several of my paintings is to explore the notion of the self through the perception of the other. The face as the final layer gives something recognizable to the viewer, a point of clear identification rooting the play of words and ideas in the physical human form and our most immediate expression of the self, the face. http:\\mylifeuntitled-bea.blogspot.com,
2013 Unesco / Aschberg Bursary Djerassi Artist Program USA
2013 Bonhams Auction http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20560/lot/5/
2013 Art The Hague (Contemporary Art Fair in The Netherlands)
2013 Devearts' Meaning: Africa, Weissenbruchzaal, Pulchri Studio, the Hague.
2012 Solo exhibition OneOff Contemporary Gallery, Nairobi.
2012 Fufuka-Funika, Cover-Recover (Group exhibition)
2011 Vermont Studio Center September - November
2011 Ziba Ufa (Installation) Kuona Trust Nairobi
2011 Columbia City Gallery (Africa: The Mother of Us All)Jan 26-13th Mar
2010 Solo Exhibition Le Rustique Oct 8th-10th Nov
2010 Politics of art and the art of politics (video Installation) Kuona trust, Nairobi.
2009 Artist without Borders Triangle exhibition.
2009 Solo Exhibition RaMoMA Museum of Modern Art, Nairobi.
2008 Africa Now, Washington DC
2008 “How I like it” artist initiative for the displaced
2008 Art for peace at the Godown Arts Center Nairobi
2008 Contemporary Art in Kenya 2 years on. French cultural centre
2007 Three some At the Godown Art center
2006 Africa Within: Many Eyes One Soul (The Royal Commonwealth Society) London UK
2006 Kuona Trust10th international Artists Residency
2005 Bankside gallery London
2004 “Utopia” RaMOMA
2003 “East African women’s Workshop Exhibition” Gallery of Contemporary East African Art, National Museums of Kenya