• New York

    526 West 26th Street, Suite 718
    New York, NY 10001, USA

    Due to concerns relating to the spread of Covid-19, the Project Space is closed until further notice. Please check back for additional updates and more information.

  • Neu-Ulm

    Reichenauerstr. 21
    89233 Neu-Ulm, Germany

    Due to concerns relating to the spread of Covid-19, the exhibition premises are closed until further notice. Please check back for additional updates and more information.

  • Publications
  • Touring

Cherono Ng'ok, Mimi

Biography

Kenyan, b. 1983; lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya

Details

Mimi Cherono Ng'ok's photographs are a visual diary of the experiences and emotions emerging from her itinerant life produced during her travels across the African continent and the globe, as well as in her hometown of Nairobi. With subtle gradations in color, delicate forms, and the play of sunlight and shade, Cherono Ng'ok coaxes the viewer to consider the quotidian from a more contemplative perspective, conjuring nostalgia and melancholia through calm street scenes or glimpses of domestic interiors. Against this backdrop, the portrait occupies a unique space in which the connection between subject and photographer is deeply intimate, open, and honest. In the direct gaze of a sister laying prone, or the comfortable grin of a friend, these images amplify the closeness of the photographer, rather than distancing her from her subjects.

Artworks by Cherono Ng'ok, Mimi

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.