Jackie Karuti

KE, 1987
  • resident
    • 2023 – 2024

Jackie Karuti is currently based in Amsterdam & Nairobi, Kenya. Her work departs from drawing by way of the moving & projected image as a way to generate thought while her practice is founded on ideas around looking, image construction, knowledge production & the depths of possibility enabled by radical imagination.   

Karuti was the recipient of the Follow Fluxus-After Fluxus scholarship in 2021 and the Henrike Grohs Award in 2020 which saw the release of her debut monograph Notes Movement Method published by Mousse. She is an alumnus of Àsìko, Lagos (2012), the roaming Pan African art school established by the late Bisi Silva to redress the frequently outdated or non-existent artistic and curatorial curricula at tertiary institutions across Africa.

Programming films for educational purposes also responds to her practice. She recently convened The Journey of the Hyena at the Rijksakademie in April, 2024.

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