Taking place from 5.15pm – 6.45pm in the Galvanising Shop Performance Space at the University of Kent’s campus on the Historic Dockyard Chatham, the next School of Music and Fine Art Visiting Artist talk in this prestigious series will be London based artist and author Samson Kambalu. Born in Malawi in 1975, Dr Kambalu studied at the University of Malawi (BA Fine Art and Ethnomusicology, 1995-99); Nottingham Trent University (MA Fine Art, 2002-03) and Chelsea College of Art and Design (PhD, 2011-15).
Working in a variety of media, including site-specific installation, video, performance and literature, he has shown his work around the world, including Dakar Biennale (2014, 2016), Tokyo International Art Festival (2009) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004, 2016), won research fellowships with Yale University and Smithsonian Institution, and is Associate Professor of Fine Art at Ruskin College and fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford University.
His recent solo exhibition is at the newly inaugurated Zeitz Mocaa, Cape Town (2017).
More info: https://samsonkambalu.com/
The talk will focus on Cinema and Praxis – the artist’s occupation with the problematic of the gift (non linear time) and how it animates various aspects of his art practice/praxis around film, with regard to his background growing up in Africa and current forays around the world from Europe.
The talk is FREE to attend – everyone welcome. Booking is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/school-of-music-and-fine-art-visiting-artist-talk-samson-kambalu-tickets-38497857127
For more info on SMFA’s Visiting Artist Talks click https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/fineart/visitingartists2016.html