I am currently working towards my PhD in African Art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Broadly, I am interested in the intersection between art, visual culture, and design. My current musings have lead me to Kenya to think about how visual culture is shaping urban spaces and how artists/art collectives are employing urban aesthetics to construct their own understandings of local, national, and international identities. Through tracing Kenyan Contemporary art history, I also am thinking about the Pop Art movement from the 1980’s, its influence on artists today, and the ramifications of politicizing pop aesthetics.

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