Hi. My name is Isaac Miriri … I’m the founder of NairobiArts.com.
The arts and culture in Nairobi fascinates me a lot … I’ve come to think that maybe it’s because of the delightful - visual, performing, literary … or the collective arts found in Nairobi.
I’ve interacted with the Nairobi arts for over 10 years. This is a result of my love for the arts and culture and their respective spaces.
I’ve played different roles within the Nairobi arts.
I've written on the arts for online publications and The People Daily national newspaper.
I've participated in organizing the Kenya Month of Photography for several years. This was at the Alliance Française de Nairobi.
This consisted of monthly critique sessions and activities that culminated into workshops, and month long photo exhibitions in the month of June each year.
My love of photography and a chance meeting with the then Alliance Française in Nairobi Deputy Director - Christian Randrianampizafy made the Kenya Month of Photography a success ... Mr. Randrianampifazy is an accomplished photographer.
I have also worked with the Lola Kenya Screen Film Festival for Children and the Youths for several years … I worked in various capacities during those years.
I’m currently the senior content writer (copywriter) for NairobiArts.Com.
It has been fun to say the least … and always a pleasure working with various artists … especially in the visual arts.
Some notable artists I’ve worked with include Syowia Kyambi and James Muriuki … this artist couple have excelled in the fields of fine art photography, art installations and much more.
I do work with artists and photographers in the area of research and execution of action plans.
I’ve worked with Maryam Jafri - international artist ... Christian Randrianampizafy (photographer and a director with the Alliance Française organization) and others.
Why say us, while I’m mainly talking about myself? The main reason is because it’s not about me … it’s about the many other people that make it happen behind the scenes.
It’s about the collaborations that can happen between us - the NairobiArts.com and you. Yes, you the artist and professionals who work in the arts field.
My fascination and interaction with the arts – culture – artists and the people who run the arts fulfills me a lot.
Are you an artist, or involved in running one discipline of the arts? I would like to share your story, event, success, or advice that you may have about the Nairobi arts and culture.
Feel free to contact me using the contact us form or call me by following this link.