about

e: me@tahirk.com  |  t: +1 718 340-8853  |  Brooklyn, New York |  Instagram: @tacaka

gallery: Circle | 910 James Gichuru Road, Lavington, Nairobi – KENYA, Danda Jaroljmek, Email: gallery@circleartagency.com, Phone: +254 790 289 991

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(Photo by Nan Goldin)

Visual artist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya based in Brooklyn, NY.

I am primarily an investigator of materials and vernacular design. Focusing on their underlying source – as currency, as markers of cultural identity, or as an exploitable artifact. I am invested in transforming these materials into varying formats (sculptural installations, prints, textile works) that are deceptively beautiful or attractive, as an art form, allowing the viewer to savor them as primary material before a layer of trauma (of migration, of displacement, of labor) slowly reveals itself.
 
My work is based not only on my own physical experience of moving between borders, and globally diverse cultures but also on how certain elemental materials move through these same routes and are thus transformed per their use value in each space, including within the art world.