Wallace Juma

Kenya - Visual art

Wallace Juma

  • AGE : 32
  • COUNTRY of residence : Kenya
  • CITY : Nairobi
  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE : Visual artist

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A few words about your artistic journey

Studied at Buruburu Institute of Fine Art 2010 In his art, he uses an array of material and technique to visualize his message and thoughts. He exhibited his works in numerous art shows in east Africa, Europe, USA and Australia. Most recently won the ‘Manjano 2018’ first prize.

How long have you been an artist ?

I started my practice in 2012 as a commecial artist. Later transited into contemporary practise from 2015.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

Being part of this generation of artist facing a pandemic, this grant presents an opportunity to express myself in this challenging period. It challenges me to explore other ways of being creative, reaching new audience while using my creativity, intelligence and resources to raise awareness in my community and beyond.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

To use the experience and lessons of this time into steering my practice and using my work to influence social change while pushing for new frontiers in our global communities.