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: info@circleartagency.com, Phone: +254 790 289 991


(Photo by Nan Goldin)

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

It is important for me to relate narrative to the concept, concept to material and material to process. My practice developed from an interest in contemporary identities shaped by an economic, geopolitical, or social system. Drawing from contemporary issues surrounding the shifting global economy, I explore narratives and concepts inspired by affected communities. Combining photography, photocopying, collage, textile, paper making, and sculpture to create objects that unfold these subjects. In my practice I often question what materials are allowed to become art and how specific materials themselves can expose a story centered in contemporary identities.