Biko Wesa, Kenyan Artist and Documentary Photographer

Biko Wesa, Kenyan Artist and Documentary Photographer
A portrait of Patrick Mukabi(Panye) standing against a @lupitanyongo mural by @bankslave outside The Go Down Arts Centre in Nairobi

Biko Wesa (born 1992), is Kenyan artist and documentary photographer. His work focuses on issues related to identity, cultural anthropology and emerging issues. He began his photography career in 2012, and later he started pursuing personal projects. Today in Kenyan contemporary art, Biko Wesa is a name associated with Kenyan photography.

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Biki shares some of his works on his Instagram account. Travel and documentary photos that depicts important culture aspect of inner Kenya’s coastal regions.

Biko Wesa, Kenyan Artist and Documentary Photographer
Kids – the playmakers

Biko Wesa, Kenyan Artist and Documentary Photographer

Kilifi, Biko Wesa’s hometown
Going over river Sabaki
Biko Wesa, Kenyan Artist and Documentary Photographer
Children attending a library session in the Smallest Library in Africa in Mugure Slums, Nairobi, an initiative started by Cyril Peter Otieno
This is what freedom looks like
Colourful boats dock at the Lamu sea front on a full moon night
Biko Wesa, Kenyan Artist and Documentary Photographer
Under the Buntwani jetty in Malinda, Kenya

Biko Wesa

Instagram: @bikowesa

Website: bikowesa.co.ke

Workshops & Portfolio Reviews:

2017 New York Times Portfolio Review

2016  World  Press  Photo: East  Africa

2015  Tufts University & Open Society Foundation

2015 Canon

Exhibitions & Presentations:

2017 Smallest  Library  in  Africa:  Photoville(New  York)

2017 Smallest Library inAfrica: Baruch College(New York)

2017 More Than Pain:Baruch College(NewYork)

2016 More Than Pain:Museum of Drug Policy(New York)

2016  Photos 2014-2016: Musafir

2015 World Vision International – Child Health Care in Bamba, Kilifi: African Union HQ(Addis Ababa)

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