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Amboseli Mask (C-Stunner) (Part 1 of 2) | 2017

Cyrus Kabiru


Cyrus Kabiru is interested in gestures of sustainable socio-economic and environmental survival.

Through his candid revelation ‘I give trash a second chance’, Cyrus uses found and recycled objects to exemplify his philosophies around minimising our human-imprint on the natural environment, while simultaneously commenting on the social effects of globalisation. Often collecting objects from the various countries he travels to, his work reveals the cracks in cultural purity based on geographic boundaries, gesturing instead to notions of a global community.

Supported by IOTA patrons Linda and Patrick Flockhart. Represented by SMAC gallery, Cape Town.

This work is part of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial exhibition Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday.

Artist Cyrus Kabiru

Kabiru is a self-taught sculptor, using both found materials and photography in his practice. In 2019, Kabiru was a resident artist at the Africa First Residency in collaboration with START incubator project in Israel; preceded by the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Artist in Residency Programme at the Segera Retreat in Laikipia, Kenya in 2018 and the Fundació Han Nefkens residency in Barcelona, Spain in 2016.

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Cyrus Kabiru

Product Information

  • Materials

    c-type print on diasec mount and mixed media object (C-Stunner)

  • Size

    70 x 60 cm (photograph) and 20 x 24 x 5 cm (sculpture) 

  • Made

    Nairobi, Kenya

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