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Ng’endo Mukii

MA work

I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply: in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. I believe skin and the body are often distorted into a topographical division between reality and illusion. The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In my film, I focus on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews, using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualisation that I and many others have grown up with.


Info

  • Ngendo Mukii
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Animation, 2012

  • I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply: in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. I believe skin and the body are often distorted into a topographical division between reality and illusion. The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In my film, I focus on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews, using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualisation that I and many others have grown up with.


  • Degrees

  • BFA, Film Animation and Video, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA, 2006; Foundation Art and Design, Kent Institute of Art & Design, 2002
  • Experience

  • Editor, Endemol Tusker Project Fame II, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008; Art director and animator, Scanad, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008; Apple creative, Apple Computers, Providence, USA, 2006–7; Animation production manager and online editor, The Media Company, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008–10
  • Exhibitions

  • Pecha Kucha Night, Ramoma Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009; To Do: Performance Night at the RCA, Royal College of Art, 2011
  • Awards

  • Winner, Overseas Student Bursary, Royal College of Art, 2011/12; Winner, Blink Animation Prize, Blink Productions London, 2012