Project Description

Matt Kayem

Matt Kayem is a painter and sculptor who focused his residency on expanding his use of materials and expanding his understanding of what it means to be a ‘self-loving African’. He used kitenge, denim, and thick brushstrokes to create images of and for “Cool Africa”.

These images act as projections of an optimistic future, with Africa at the center. This series also uses the body as a tool of empowerment rather than suppression.