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Jimmy Ogonga

ジミー・オゴンガ/Jimmy Ogonga(Born in1977, Kenya)


photo by: Megumi Matsubara

Jimmy Ogonga (b. 1977) is an itinerant Artist and Producer whose work interweaves between Artistic practice and Curatorial strategies. He is an alumnus of the Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten, Amsterdam. His curatorial projects include The Mombasa Billboard Project (2002, Mombasa), Amnesia (2006-2009, Nairobi).

Jimmy has co-curated artistic projects including: "Space: Currencies in Contemporary African Art" with Thembinkosi Goniwe (2010, Johannesburg), "GEO-graphics" - with Koyo Kouoh & David Adjaye (2010, Belgium), Incubator for a pan-African roaming biennial as part of Manifesta 8 - with Gabi Ngcobo, Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR), Johannesburg; Khadija El Bennaoui, Art Moves Africa (AMA); Mia Jankowicz, of Contemporary Image Collective (CIC).

In 2001, he founded Nairobi Arts Trust/Centre of Contemporary Art, Nairobi (CCAEA), an organization that works as a catalyst for the visual arts and the creation of significant art projects.
Jimmy's articles and texts have been published on several occasions in exhibition publications and art catalogues.

Stay: Julu 8, 2013 - August 5, 2013
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation

Donna Kukama



Left(Top): Performance by Yazmany Arboleda - Monday Morning in Nairobi(2011)
Left(Bottom):Performance by Ingrid Mwangi
Right: The Nairobi Arts Trust / Centre for Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA)