Lecture Hall, sublevel 2
Looking for Bridges / Forming Trajectories
Join the National Museum of African Art for an artist talk with artist and researcher Syowia Kyambi, who will share her artistic journey as well as her recent research findings, completed conducted right here at the museum as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. Focusing on the first half of the 20th century, Kyambi will explore the nationalist and feminist discourses often used to chart the careers of contemporary African and African American women artists, as well as the dialogues that often surround those artists of exclusive and inclusive states of being.
Syowia Kyambi was born in 1979 of Kenyan and German heritage. She lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. Her practice brings into question how our contemporary human experience is influenced by constructed history, personal relationships, and cultural identities and links those experiences to issues of loss, longing, race, and women’s societal roles.
Free and open to the public