Innocence by Anita Kavochy, 2019, Mixed Media on Carton Board, 44cm by 33 cm
Anita Kavochy (b.1993) was born in Kibera, Nairobi Kenya is an artist who primarily draws and paints. Her work questions the notion of home and belonging. Following keen observation of places, people and self, Kavochy investigates the meandering routes of emotions, the confining or liberating positions we find ourselves as we navigate the world. “Through sketching and painting, I started to paint for myself, to paint myself and how I relate with others and the world around me. Asking; Is it a decision to cover? Is it a decision to uncover? To recover? Discover, reveal or hide? ” Kavochy studied at Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts in 2014 before joining Maasai Mbili Artists’ Collective the same year, she has participated in exhibitions and workshops at Maasai Mbili, BIEA, Lamu, Ticah Art residency, Goethe Institute Kenya and Kampala Uganda. Kavochy has exhibited her work in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria and in 2019 held her first solo exhibition ‘Thresholds’ at One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Kenya.
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