Dickson Kaloki (kaloki)
Drawings from Charcoal to project the cultural change among our so called mordanization or can I say civilization. where we have forgoten public decency and following the media like headless chicken but instead we have Tv Head
Kaloki was born in 1985 in Kitui District, Eastern Kenya. At two months old, the family moved to Nairobi for a better life .
In 2004, after completing secondary school, he began to explore different art community projects and centres until he settled at the Go Down art centre in Nairobi where he stayed and developed his career for seven years. During this time, he enrolled in BIFA, Buru Buru Institute of Fine Art, where he studied Interior Design.
In 2010, his career really took off, whilst still focusing on painting and exhibiting in Nairobi, he began to get involved in numerous film production companies as an artistic director and set designer. He started working with a British based charity, Anno's Africa / One Fine Day who provide different art forms to children in the slums of Kenya to be their new head of art.
In 2011, Kaloki had his first international exhibition in Madrid and In 2013, he moved to Kuona Trust, Nairobi, a centre for visual art, where he painted from for one year until relocating to his own private studio. Since then he has exhibited in Berlin, Cologne, Denmark and has exbibitions lined up in London and Wales in 2015/16.
SELECTED GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Portrait exhibition | Brick Lane Gallery, London
2015 White vest | Omnibus, London
2015 Spring Salon part 2 | Candid Arts Trust, London
2015 Spring Salon | Candid Arts Trust, London
2015 Artsdepot | Artsdepot Open, London
2015 The Voices | The Gallery London, London
2014 Faces | Peponi Hotel, Lamu
2014 Today and beyond | Meditereno, Nairobi
2014 My Voice | Mexican Embassy, Nairobi
2014 The Stranger in Me | Quepasa, Nairobi
2014 Art Aution | Australian Embasy, Nairobi
2014 Give back My Voice | Omnibus, London
2013 Manjano Price Exhibition | Village Market, Nairobi
2013 Out of Kenya | The Art lounge, Cologne
2012 Paint me a Future | Ganzambo, Madrid
2011 Art Auction | Panafric Hotel, Nairobi
2010 10 years annivanssary | Godown Art centre, Nairobi
2006 Jury Competition | French Cultural Cente, Nairobi
2006 Art Sale | International School, Nairobi