ANCESTRAL FUTURES PRESENTS
SOMA – T.0.T.K.O II
LISTENING EXPERIENCE & EXHIBITION CURATED BY KANAIZA
Raised in Nairobi and now also an East London native, the former advertising creative director now curates art for her self-funded digital gallery and art storytelling agency, Kanaiza.
Drawing from her experiences as a member of two very distinct worlds with their own set of rules and subcultures, Vanessa has the unique ability to see the world through an alternative lens; akin to speaking a third language understood between local and international diaspora communities.
Vanessa pushes for inclusive ideas and global approaches that champion underrepresented narratives and art production talent.
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Co-Curator Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi is also a Social Anthropologist (BA) with a focus in Museum Anthropology and Material Culture. In 2019 she graduated from UCL with a Masters in African Studies and Heritage, her subject area explores the connection between contemporary art and museum spaces as well as marginality and visibility of the Black Diaspora in Art. Since 2012, she has curated at The Lady David Gallery and The Geffrye Museum and has collaborated with Chisenhale Gallery, The Horniman Museum and The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. With her Anthropological background and African studies expertise she has researched and curated the Alphonse Mendy Collection for TOTKO II. Utilising her growing contemporary artist network, she curated UAL graduates Shannon Bono and Alicia-Pearl Cato for TOKTO II. She currently lives and works in London as a Curatorial and Acquisitions assistant.
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Thomas Cuckle & Hannah Conroy
Kunstraum is a non-profit art space with a focus on international mid-career artists underrepresented in the UK and early-career UK-based artists. Kunstraum’s purpose is to foster greater knowledge of, and curiosity about, cultural production in Europe and worldwide, through a programme of exhibitions, performance commissions, publications and community-based activities.
Since opening in 2012, Kunstraum has built a reputation for producing ambitious and innovative exhibitions and performance projects. In May 2016, Kunstraum opened its expanded Roscoe Street building, a former church hall by the Whitecross Street market in London EC1.
White-crayon is a multi disciplinary design agency founded by siblings Nawal & Nischal Gurung. The agency specialises in design and identity branding within music and the arts. For the past two years the Shumba Maasai has worked extensively with the agency in defining his visual identity across artwork, music video marketing and strategy.
A special thanks to al who helped put this exhibition together. None of this would be possible without your belief in us, the music and the mission.
SCENTS – EZRA LLOYD JACKSON
AFRICAN ARTEFACTS COLLECTION – ALPHONSE MENDY
– MUSIC PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING – PLUS TRBE RECORDS
-WEB DEVELOPMENT – VALENTINE ELUWASI