Born in 1992 (Nyeri, Kenya), Mung’ora briefly studied for a degree in Real Estate and Property Management before leaving to pursue a career in visual arts.
His work is inspired by life in the urban space of Nairobi with paintings, drawings, photography and wood cut prints being his principal media.
A member of Brush-Tu Artist Collective, he was a top 10 finalist for the Barclays L'atelier 2017 competition.
Mung’ora lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya.
Selection of works
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2020 - Solo Exhibition - One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
2019 - Celebrating Our Collectors - One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
2019 - Behind this Face: The human face evolution in painting – GravitArt, Nairobi
2019 - Footprints - Circle Art Agency, Capetown Art Fair
2018 - An exhibition of drawings - Saba Artist Residency, Lamu
2018 - CO.FEE - Priest Gallery, Johannesburg
2017 - Solo show - Untitled - Polka Dot Gallery, Nairobi
2017 - Group Show - Sensing Nairobi - British Institute East Africa, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi
2017 - Group Show - Young Guns - Circle Art Agency, Nairobi
2016 - Solo Show - Journal Entries - Little Art Gallery, Nairobi
2016 - Group Show - Kenya Art Fair - Nairobi
2016 - Group Show - Polka Dot Gallery - Nairobi
2016 - Group Show - Circle Art Agency, Lamu pop up exhibition - Lamu
2016 - Group Show - Manjano exhibition - Nairobi
2015 - Group Show - The Art Space Kenya - Nairobi
2015 - Group Show - Kenya Art Fair - Nairobi
2017 - Top 10 Finalist Barclays L’atelier
2016 - Winner of Manjano Art Competition
Elias Mung'ora is exclusively represented in East Africa by One Off