Maliza Kiasuwa

Artist Name
Maliza Kiasuwa
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About the Artist

Maliza Kiasuwa, born in 1975 in Bucharest, is a self-taught artist currently residing and working in Nairobi, Kenya. With a vibrant international and local exhibition record, Kiasuwa has established herself as a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene. Her artworks are known for their stimulating and eclectic nature, characterized by a unique blend of transformative techniques.

Kiasuwa ingeniously repurposes everyday objects through a series of reductive and constructive methods. She engages in shredding, twisting, teasing, and washing, coupled with weaving and dyeing, to give these objects new life and meaning. This creative process reflects her deep interest in the transformative and regenerative cycles, drawing inspiration from the desire to unravel the mysteries surrounding the cycle of life. Through her art, Kiasuwa invites viewers to explore and appreciate the profound connections between transformation, regeneration, and the ongoing rhythms of existence.