Category: Visiting Artists
Events, Exhibition

Interactive Performance Workshop – Aardklop

Anti Thesis Antithesis is an experimental project that investigates the subject of "institutional critique`, further exploring neo consumerist culture and the invisible laws of unwanted publicity - taking Photographs without someones' permission This 'situational happening' was meticulously designed to attract the audience's attention, persuading them to take photos of the performance while a dance troupe engaged the audience through improvised movements and the use of installation mirrors.The photographers were instructed to take photos of the audience who were taking photos of the performance. The aim here is for the artists to avoid having their photos taken without permission, by taking photos of the photographers while using the mirrors of the dancers to their advantage. Alumni-saal building, we will be running

blind drawing workshops with visiting artist A'shua Imran

Date : 2 - 8 October 2017

Time : 10:00am - 17:00pm

Events, Exhibition, Open Studios

Open Studio with Onyis Martin

Born in Kisumu, Kenya in 1987, Onyis Martin is a mixed media artist living and working in Nairobi whose practice is rapidly gaining national and international recognition.

Deeply connected to contemporary urban society, Onyis' paintings, sculptures and works on paper explore, portray and reflect on current issues affecting not only the African continent but the world as a whole. Delving into global concerns such as human trafficking, migration, political and institutional corruption, repressive environments and displacement, Onyis’ works also explore issues of freedom, communication, rapidly evolving technological information and consumerism.

Onyis’ approach to and investigation of the themes central to his practice is a complex and articulated process, often using his private experience as a departure point. Interweaving individual with collective experiences of human displacement and migration, through his work he questions our understanding and engagement with human movement and its consequences, reflecting on the often intimate, personal reasons why people migrate.

Recently  exhibited  in Capetown, New York,Ethiopia and Nairobi

Following his three month funded residency at the Bag factory he will be having an open studio.

Date : 25 August 2017

Time : 16h00 - 18h00

Events, Exhibition, Open Studios

“Beneath”An Exhibition by Miatta Kawinzi

Join us for "Beneath"An Exhibition by Miatta Kawinzi Opening : Wednesday 02 August 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm Join us for the opening of "Beneath" on Wednesday, August 2nd at 6pm at the Bag Factory. The exhibition will run August 3rd - 11th and will consist of works created by Miatta Kawinzi during her Visiting Artist Residency. Using video, poetics, sculptural installation, and works on paper, Kawinzi has been exploring ideas surrounding that which rests beneath the surface and the physical, conceptual, and societal resonances of this notion. She is considering the ways in which the "below" can be a rich site of possibility; a place from which to open up space. Duration:  02 - 11  August 2017abc
Events, Exhibition, Open Studios

Open Studio Lunch with Gideon Appah & Asuka Nirasawa

Join Bag Factory artists, and visiting artists Gideon Appah and Asuka Nirasawa to see what they have been working on during their residencies. Our resident artists will also be in their studios so grab a bite and #ListenToYourArt When: 27 August 10am to 2pm Where: Bag Factory Artists' Studios For more information visit