Installation view, Market Art Fair, Stockholm, 2019

Samson Kambalu

Samson Kambalu, born in Malawi in 1975, graduated from the University of Malawi in Fine Art and Ethnomusicology. He received an M.A. in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University, a Ph.D. from Chelsea College of Art and Design and has held research fellowships at Yale University and the Smithsonian Institute.
Recent exhibitions include Metropolis Afrique Capitales at La Villette, Paris (2017), curated Simon Njami and a Statements solo presentation at Art Basel 2017, Nyau Cinema at NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Introduction to Nyau Cinema and Whitechapel Gallery, London (both 2016). His work has been featured at the Liverpool Biennial (2016), Venice Biennale (2015), Dakar Biennale (2016, 2014), among other venues.
His first novel, a memoir entitled The Jive Talker or How to Get a British Passport was published in in 2008.

Beni, 2019, Market Art Fair, Photographic print on cardboard cut-out,
198 x 63 cm

Beni Flag: Diplomatic Gift, 2019, sewn polyester on cotton, 100 x 100 cm

Beni Flag: Homo Sacer - Bare Life Republic, 2019, Market Art Fair, Sewn polyester and cotton, 100 x 100 cm

Beni Flag: Blue Inoperative - Yellow Potentia', 2019, Market Art Fair, sewn polyester and cotton, 100 x 100 cm

Dandy Gum Flags, 2019, Market Art Fair

Installation view "Samson Kambalu – Red Barn Farm", Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2017

Red Barn Farm 19, 2016, pigment print on acid free cotton paper, 56 x 75 cm

Red Barn Farm 13, 2016, pigment print on acid free cotton paper, 56 x 75 cm

Installation view "Samson Kambalu – Red Barn Farm", Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2017

Installation view "Samson Kambalu – Red Barn Farm", Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2017

Pioneer, 2016, digital video, colour, 45 sec

Installation view "Samson Kambalu – Red Barn Farm", Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2017

Cowboy's Prayer, 2016, digital video, colour, 52 sec

Installation view "Samson Kambalu - Nyau Cinema (Black Maria)", NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, 2016

Installation view "Samson Kambalu - Nyau Cinema (Black Maria)", NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, 2016