Shabu Mwangi’s practice focuses on the structural and historical violence inflicted on citizens, conditions of statelessness and national misidentification. Mwangi’s disquieting mixed media compositions are especially concerned with public readings of migration, as well as its psychological consequences. His work offers insights onto societal and cultural fissures that hinder national cohesion. A self-taught artist, Mwangi has taken part in workshops and residency programs both locally and internationally. In 2013, he set up the Wajukuu Art Project, a community-based arts organisation to support and train young artists in Mukuru, an informal settlement in Nairobi. In 2017, he completed an artist residency at S27 Kunst und Bildung, Berlin. Notable exhibitions include The Stateless, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi (2017); Pop-Up Africa, Gallery of African Art (GAFRA), London (2014) and Hope at the Tarmac, One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi (2015).