Munish Wadhia (Kenya) is a painter who uses displacement as an artistic strategy, dislocating and deconstructing imagery and artefacts from his cultural ancestry. His practice functions as an investigative tool that aims to unlock threads of history, while resisting confrontational cultural polarities. He revisits and reconsiders history so as to reveal the slipperiness of the visual codes and markers of difference that form identity.
Munish’s recent installations incorporate found material, wax bronze sculptures, video work, large scale drawings and paintings.
Munish Wadhia (b. 1972, Mombasa, Kenya) is an artist based in Stockholm and London. He is a recent graduate with a MA in Fine Art Painting from the Royal College of Art London. Munish received his BA in Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, University Arts London. Munish has exhibited in London and Sweden and is currently exhibiting with a solo exhibition at Gislaveds Konsthall until April 2019, and upcoming at the Galleri Rostrum Malmo in August 2019.
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Munish Wadhia is an Artists at Risk Resident at IA-Art Lab Gnesta, part of the Immigré Artists (IA) and Artists at Risk (AR)-Nordic Network of Safe Haven Spaces. The AR-Network is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) and is coordinated by the AR-Secretariat, co-funded by Kone Foundation. This residency is funded by Nordic Culture Point.