SANE WADU

A RETROSPECTIVE

Coming Soon

Bless this our daily bread
Bless this our daily bread

© Sane Wadu

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Detail - Guarding the goal
Detail - Guarding the goal

© Sane Wadu

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Village scene
Village scene

© Sane Wadu

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Bless this our daily bread
Bless this our daily bread

© Sane Wadu

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About the Artist

NCAI is excited to present the first retrospective exhibition of the painter, poet and writer, Sane Wadu. Wadu came to prominence in Nairobi in the mid 1980s when he began exhibiting paintings at Gallery Watatu. His acutely critical paintings and writings reflected upon society, culture, religion and the governments of his time. His presence  and extraordinary body of direct narrative paintings was pivotal in the creation of the Ngecha Village artists collective. The Collective formed of largely self taught artists, began a movement that came to dominate ways of making and thinking in the Kenyan art scene throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Starting with the very first painting that Wadu made in gouache on paper, 'Bless This Our Daily Bread' in 1984, this exhibitions follows the artists changing language, materials, subjects and ideas over more than 30 years.