SYOWIA KYAMBI

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Welcome

“ To escape from himself the servant must leap walls, get drunk, forget his condition.
He must live alone, without witness. He dares be himself only in solitude.”

Octavio Paz.

Pata Picha

photography. installation.

Between us

installation & performance.

About the artist

Miriam Syowia Kyambi is a multi-media artist of Kenyan and German heritage based in Nairobi. Her work combines performance & installations with impermanent and permanent mediums engaging the viewer in a dynamic process.

Between the doors

installation.

Permiso: Peep Box

mixed media installation.

Gloves II

photography.

WoMen, Fräulein Damsel..

installation and perfomance.

Between Us

installation. video.

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Contact

Murishu Road, Langata.
Nairobi, Kenya

E-Mail: post@syowiakyambi.com
Phone: +254 702 090 445

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infinity

permanent installation.

WOMEN, FRÄULEIN DAMSEL..

video.

Portals

mixed media installation.

Fracture (I)

installation & perfomance.

Moments (I)

peformance. photography.

Ocean sketch

photography.

What Cultural Fabric?

photography.

Permiso: excuse me

photography.

On going work

Whats Wrong Dear Jane: Installation & Perfomance
Kenya Ar Fair Nov. 2014

This work is part of my process in exploring questions I am repeatedly confronted with regarding the
position women have in society.
In the performance element of this
work, I have a relationship with the
large ceramic figure that connects
to both the richness of womanhood
and a deeper root within myself.
I weave braided fabrics through
the ceramic figure, which are
eventually pulled taut and hooked onto adjacent mirrors.

 

I feel this tension within my own
body and mind, which I transmit back into the work.

The mirrors in this piece allow the audience to see themselves within the installation.

Between Us

photo stills.

Project Teaser

video.

Installation & Perfomance
Commisioned by Kuona Trust

In the second phase of this performance, I take on another persona by wearing a stocking over my head; referencing ideas of an attacker, of being suffocated, creating feelings of domination and fear, ultimately breaking the ceramic figure. 100 small figures replace the large ceramic figure. They are assembled in rows on the platform.

Syowia Kyambi

artist.

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Exhibitions

The performance isn’t the most important thing for me. The performance is just a trigger. The performance leaves an imprint.

See all exhibitions here.

Our Blog

Syowia Kyambi's Biography
by Nabila Alibhai

In the Artist's Words
by Syowia Kyambi

ARS 11 exhibition Review
by Johanna Vuolasto

Exhibitions
by Administrator

Awards, Grants, Residencies and Workshops
by Administrator

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Contemporary Art · Installations & Perfomances · Photography · Cool Stuff · Paintings · Exhibitions · Nairobi, Kenya