EXHIBITIONS 2022

Once Upon A Time, TOMORROW

An artistic repurpose of the post-colonial African narrative by integrating historical elements, present culture and future aspirations of people of African descent. Using Narrative, Fantasy and Fiction to reimagine a New Africa.


Ilgelunot

This is the story of 3 blind elders of Maasai origin who were Black Panther’s most trusted advisors in the Kingdom of Wakanda.

King T’Chaka rescued the three during World War 2 after having wandered the vast plains of North Africa for months in search of refuge. As nomads, they got to integrate, assimilate and learn from different cultures and tribes.

Exposure to the metallic element Vibranium made them blind and gave them extra ordinary abilities and insight.

Little is known about them till now…..


KoinetPOS OK 311 01
KokanPOS OK 311 02
SaitonPOS OK 311 03

Kabangu

Watchmen by night, hip-hop heads by day.

This is the story of 4 gentlemen in the heart of Kariobangi who call themselves 'KABANGU'. A group of real hip hop heads from the 80's who meet up regularly to educate young talent venturing out into the hip hop industry. They teach them the values of peace, equality, prosperity and most of all, social justice.

Little is known about them till now....


Kabangu 01POS OK 311 04
Kabangu 03POS OK 311 05
Kabangu 02POS OK 311 06

KDF: Kawangware Defence Force

This is the story of 4 HIV/AIDS orphaned boys behind Kawangware Defence Force. School kids by day, neighbourhood watch police by night, the 4 boys masquerade as members of their school’s home-science club. The boys designed and built their own all-in-one surveillance and communication head units using old Boda Boda (motorcycle taxi) helmets and salvaged electronic parts capable of sending untraceable calls to the area Police.

During school nights, the boys take turns patrolling the dimly lit neighbourhoods and alerting Police of imminent danger. Their real identity is still unknown.

Little is known about them till now…..


BombePOS OK 311 07
PankPOS OK 311 08
SmartaPOS OK 311 09

Kipipiri 4

This is the story of a special unit of 4 women in a small village within Kipipiri Forest. They were the wives to 4 of the Mau Mau generals, and just like their men, they too had leadership roles. These women would be endowed with the most unique hairstyles whenever a full moon was approaching. To the ordinary folk, this was normal, but to the villagers of Kipipiri, their hairstyle was symbolic.

Little is known of the four brave women till now…..


BoboPOS OK 311 10
CheapPOS OK 311 11
MwendePOS OK 311 12

Macicio

The story revolves around the MAU MAU (Guerrilla Fighters during Kenya's struggle for Independence). Rumour has it that within the MAU MAU was a special unit of 5 opticians who handcrafted their own special spectacles that they used to spot the enemy at night.

Little is known about them till now......


Macicio 02POS OK 311 13
Macicio 05POS OK 311 14
Macicio 01POS OK 311 15

Nyanye

This is the story of Kenya's LEAGUE OF EXTRAVAGANT GRANNIES, who were once corporate and government leaders in the 1970s but are now retired. They now live the retired high life travelling to exotic and remote areas within Africa to explore, Party and enjoy exclusivity.

Little is known about them till now.....


Mrs Adhiambo PortraitPOS OK 311 16
Mrs Njuguna PortraitPOS OK 311 17
Mrs Were PortraitPOS OK 311 18

Xposure hosts solo exhibition spaces for acclaimed photographers along with group exhibitions for professional institutions. All exhibiting photographers will be present during the festival, enabling you the opportunity to meet and talk to them about their work.