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Wambui Kamiru Collymore

Director, The Art Space, Nairobi, Kenya

Wambui Kamiru Collymore was born and raised in Kenya, and has developed artwork around the themes of colonialism, identity and independence in Africa. Wambui's work has been shown extensively in Kenya and internationally in South Africa, Denmark, Germany and Poland. Originally a painter, she now expresses her work through installation. Wambui is the founder of The Art Space, an online gallery with regular pop-ups in popular and sometimes unusual places in Nairobi. She earned a M.Sc. in African studies, with a focus on Kenyan history, from the University of Oxford. Her educational background heavily influences her work.