MIMI CHERONO NG’OK


Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Ayenda’s old house, 2013
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Mimi Cherono Ng’ok is a Kenyan photographer who lives and works in Nairobi. She attended the University of Cape Town in 2006 and has had a number of exhibitions and projects since then. In 2008 she produced a solo exhibition, I am Home, on African immigrants living in South Africa. I am Home is a series of black and white portraits in which Mimi addressed the sensitivity, subtlety, and complexity of life in South Africa as an African, as the other Other. Much of her work in this series revolves around issues of home, displacement, loss, and identity. Over the six months after October 2014 she made a collection of images in the cities of Kigali, Abidjan, Kampala, and Nairobi in memory of her fallen friend Thabiso Sekgala. The artist notes that the series entitled Do You Miss Me? Sometimes, Not Always was recorded “to remember and to understand.”

 

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