©Biko Macoins

©Biko Macoins

BIO

I’m a self-taught photographer born and based in Nairobi, Kenya.

My style of photography fall within the genre of Afrofuturism, which can be described as;

 © An artistic repurpose of the post-colonial African narrative through integrating historical elements, present culture and future aspirations of people of colour by using Narrative, Fantasy and Fiction to highlight African identity.

My work is governed by 2 key elements being Cultural Identity and Fiction.  through storytelling and social inclusion, it creates a powerful platform to convey important messages on topics such as Equality, Inclusion, Representation, Gender Abuse, Ivory Poaching, FGM, Albinism, Dwarfism, Conservation and Care for the Elderly.

PRESS

CNN African Voices / BBC Africa / Deadline  /  Complex  /  i-D  /  Vice  /  WeTransfer /  Vogue Italia  /  Marie Claire /  Bēhance Year In Review  /  Communication Arts  /  Lurzer’s Archive  /  Elle  / Hasselblad  /  Adobe Create  /  Huffington Post  /  CNN Style  /  BBC  / CNN Inside Africa   /   Bored Panda  /  Buzz Feed  /  The Metro  /  Abduzeedo  /  Fubiz  /  Afropunk  /  Africa Digital Arts  /  Design Indaba  /  Okay Africa .

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

• Cannes Lion Jury Member - 2018

• One Club / Adc Awards   Jury Member  -  2018

• Penny Stamps Speaker Series - 2018

• Cannes Lion Gold -  2017

• Cannes Lion Silver -  2017

• Cannes Lion Bronze-  2015

• Lurzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists 2015/16 Worldwide.

• Lurzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists 2017/18 Worldwide.

• Design Indaba Speaker 2017

• Communication Arts (Fresh 2017)

• Loeries Gold - 2017

• Loeries Bronze - 2014

• Bēhance - Year In Review 2016

• One Show - 2016

• Hasselblad Masters Finalist 2016

• Official Hasselblad Ipad App

EXHIBITIONS + SHOWS

EXHIBITIONS / SHOWS

• Still Here Tomorrow: Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town / 2019

• Bredaphoto 2018: Bred, Netherlands / 2018

• IAF Basel: Basel, Switzerland / 2018

• Marvel 10 Years: Artscience Museum, Singapore / 2018

• Afrofuturism: Tropen Museum, Amsterdam  / 2018

• Black To The Future |  Reimagining Now: Dubai, Uae / 2018

• No Touch Am: Nairobi, Kenya / 2017

• Bamako Encounters: Bamako, Mali / 2017

• Lagos Foto Festival:   Lagos, Nigeria   /   2017

• Phest 17:   Monopoli, Italy   /   2017

• Foam X:   Foam Museum, Amsterdam   /   2017

• Lagos Foto Festival:   Lagos, Nigeria   /   2016

• Strata:   Malja Redbull Centre, Bahrain   /   2016

• DFA Addis Lightfreaks:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   /   2016

• Festival Afreaka:   Sao Paulo, Brazil   /   2015

• Addis Foto Fest:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   /   2014


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