Ato Malinda

R150

This book is dedicated to the work of Ato Malinda who lives and works in Nairobi. Malinda has created a significant corpus of work which stands almost alone in the art world of East Africa.

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This book is dedicated to the work of Ato Malinda who lives and works in Nairobi. Malinda has created a significant corpus of work which stands almost alone in the art world of East Africa. She is a performance artist, also working with the media of video, photography, installation and painting. Her work is concept based and informed by postcolonial and postmodern theory. It gravitates around the topics of colonial history, gender, memory and power, amongst others. She has developed her approach in Nairobi and also during several residencies abroad; including the Instituto Buona Bista in CuraƧao, Doual’art in Cameroun and at The Palm Oil Factory of the Lisson Gallery in Kenya. This book documents her major works, giving them accessibility beyond their ephemeral form of performance, installation and projection.

The accompanying texts include essays by writer and curator, Simon Njami, the director of Doual’Art, Didier Schaub, the art historian, Nancy Hoffmann, and the artist and theorist, Nathalie Mba Bikoro.
The texts are in English and French.