By Iminza Keboge
Published March 20, 2016
Nairobi National Museum’s Creativity Gallery is gearing up for a month-long art exhibition dubbed ‘Digitized: E-Waste Experiments with Adrian Nduma’.
The event, that shall run daily March 24-April 24, 2016, shall showcase a collection of new experimental works by Kenyan artist Adrian Nduma.
Nduma, a formaly-trained contemporary artist based in Kenya, says his work is “created around the theme of e-waste disposal.”
Holder of a Bachelor’s of Education degree with specialisation in Fine Art from Kenyatta University, Nduma works mainly with acrylics on canvas.
Adrian Nduma began his career as a secondary school teacher. He then did a two-year stint in an advertising agency, and five years in a commercial bank before quitting to concentrate on art.
Nduma, whose work can be seen in private collectors’ homes, offices and public spaces in Kenya and abroad, was the first Chair of the Kenya Visual Artists Network.
Adrian Nduma has been featured in many publications and held exhibitions in galleries and private homes in various parts of the world.
Nduma, according to Nairobi National Museum, is “the first Kenyan to have sold a painting for the highest price locally; first in 2011 when he clocked Sh2.1 million (US$21000) and then in 2015 when he sold a painting for Sh2.9 million (US$29000) at the National Museums of Kenya.”
Meanwhile, the countdown to the announcement of the winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) for children and youth is on.
ALMA is billed as being the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The 2016 ALMA Laureate will be announced at the National Library of Sweden on April 5, 2016 by Jury Chair, Boel Westin.
Expected to make opening remarks on ALMA will be Ulrika Stuart Hamilton, Chair at the Swedish Arts Council, and Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minster for Culture and Democracy in Sweden.