Jackie Karuti

Jackie Karuti Photo by Tõnis Saadoja Jackie Karuti is an artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2020, she was awarded the Henrike Grohs Art Award. The main prize of the Henrike Grohs Art Award is a cash prize of 20.000€ and 10.000€ towards the production of a publication on the artist’s work. Jackie Karuti’s book was published by Mousse Publishing in 2022 and includes texts by Wanja Kimani, Bojana Cvejić, Rosie Olang’, James Muriuki and Jackie Karuti.
Notes Movement Method by Jackie Karuti

Her practice is largely experimental and employs the use of new media through drawings, video, installations and performance art. Her work is founded on ideas around knowledge production & accessibility as well as the depths of possibility enabled by radical imagination. Karuti is an alumnus of Àsìko, a roaming Pan African art school established by the late Bisi Silva, designed to redress the frequently outdated or non-existent artistic and curatorial curricula at tertiary institutions across Africa. Karuti's work has been exhibited widely most recently in 2019 at The Lofoten International Art Festival in Svolvær, Norway as well as in 2018 at the Dak'Art Biennial in Dakar, Senegal. Other projects that respond to her practice include programming the Out- Film Festival in Nairobi 2016-2018 and her online workspace, I've been working on some MAGIC.