Born in 1977 in Nairobi, Kenya. Lives and works in Nairobi.
James Muriuki is a Nairobi-based artist who primarily works with photographic media. His practice constantly revolves around the transition of society and the development of rapidly evolving urban spaces. Often exploring the confluence of interdependent happenings in an ever- changing social landscape, Muriuki utilises the forms of architecture and structures as visual metaphorical symbols. Presently, he is experimenting with motion, video, sound and other alternative methods of exploring the many incarnations surrounding the photographic medium.
Muriuki’s work has been exhibited and collected in many countries and included in several publications. He has collaborated with numerous artists and attended residencies and workshops internationally, which include a joint residency with Miriam Syowia Kyambi at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi and Nairobi, as part of the Art in Global Health project in 2012. Additionally, he has curated exhibitions individually and collaboratively in Nairobi and abroad, such as Documenting Living Heritage: 12 Photographers In Kenya at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in 2011: a re-installation of the project that was first presented at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi in 2010.