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BEAUTY AND THE NORM

Hello Good People, It’s been a busy first part of the year and it’s too late to say happy new year even though I still feel like I’m in January!

Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth hosted a conference that brought together academics from various universities in Europe and North America who presented their research finding on various topics around the debate of the standardization of beauty. I created a series of performative responses during the conference in reference to how we navigate and perceived differently notions of skin colour. I marked the areas on my face I am uncomfortable with and areas that have been pointed out to me by other people as either something I should change or notice as a problem. During the performance I repeatedly marked these areas, covering them up and remarking them.

Below is an update of what’s coming up in the next months. We will get back in touch with more info in June!

 

STILL (THE) BARBARIANS

APRIL 16 – JULY 17, 2016

EVA International – Ireland's Biennial

I'm proud to be a part of this programme. I will be performing Fracture (i) on the opening night! Coinciding with the centenary of the Easter Rising, Still (the) Barbarians aims to draw a concentric artistic and political cartography, mapping the conflations and confines of the global post-colonial typology with Ireland as its central starting point.
For more information please visit www.eva.ie.

 

KABBO KA MUWALA - THE GIRL'S BASKET

Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa

Makerere Art Gallery/Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration
14 APRIL - 12 JUNE 2016



KABBO KA MUWALA - The Girl’s Basket presents works by 20 artists reflecting on narratives of migration.
I am very happy to be part of this group exhibition. I will be showing Rose's Relocation(I) {Metz Series} - 28 x 38 cm, collage print created in 2015.

Rose is a character I created for a previous installation/performance work, Fracture (i). She is struggling with coping in her current environment, a small town in France. The collages portray her in this town with superimposed images of her memories of her mother's home. A series of five works are presented in a golden frame that is reminiscent of the kinds of frame that a middle class Kenyan households might use to present images of their family members. As much as living overseas often is seen as a great accomplishment, it also often presents a great burden, and can provoke feelings of isolation and loss for many.

For more information on this exhibitionplease visit nationalgallery.co.zw.

 

PERFORMANCE AS PROCESS - STAGE 2

Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa

DELFINA FOUNDATION ARTIST RESIDENCY
APRIL 2016 – JUNE 2016

"Between Us-Ostrale" photoshoot at the GoDown Art Center - 2016

Syowia Kyambi’s performance-based practice breaks down and rebuilds layers of present and past narratives; inclusive of history, personal and public perspectives; memory; and identity.
At Delfina Foundation, Kyambi will continue to develop her on-going project, Between Us, a choreographed performance which will be presented in Dresden, Germany in July 2016.

For more information, please visit delfinafoundation.com



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