Grace Ndiritu

Grace Ndiritu, COVERSLUT© Bellatropica Ecological Collection, 2019. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Grace Ndiritu and Manoeuvre, Belgium

Grace Ndiritu, COVERSLUT© Bellatropica Ecological Collection, 2019. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Grace Ndiritu and Manoeuvre, Belgium

Grace Ndiritu, COVERSLUT© Bellatropica Ecological Collection, 2019. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Grace Ndiritu and Manoeuvre, Belgium

Grace Ndiritu, A Meal For My Ancestors: Healing The Museum, Fondation Thalie, Brussels, 2018 © Grace Ndiritu. Courtesy the artist and Thalielab

Grace Ndiritu’s art and activism is inspired by alternative communities, spirituality and lifestyles. In 2017 she initiated her live art project, The Ark, in the migrant suburbs of Paris, France. This ‘model for living off-grid in an urban setting’ brought together scientists, artists, gardeners, economists and spiritual practitioners. Other ongoing projects involving diverse groups of people in performance, meditation or protest include Healing the Museum, which seeks to re-activate the ‘sacredness’ of art spaces. Protest, an important facet of Ndiritu’s practice, plays a part in Plant Theatre for Plant People, her project for British Art Show 9. With her fashion and economic research project COVERSLUT©, Ndiritu works with refugees, migrants and young artists to create a PAY WHAT YOU CAN clothing line dedicated to class warfare.

 

Grace Ndiritu‌ ‌(born‌ ‌1982,‌ ‌Birmingham)‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ Birmingham.‌ Ndiritu ‌studied‌ ‌at‌ ‌Winchester School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Art‌, University of Southampton ‌and‌ ‌De‌ ‌Ateliers,‌ ‌Amsterdam, Netherlands.‌

Grace Ndiritu, A Meal For My Ancestors: Healing The Museum, Fondation Thalie, Brussels, 2018 © Grace Ndiritu. Courtesy the artist and Fondation Thalie

Art is a vehicle to make us think differently. Whether that evolves into being a rebellious act is a different matter. The most powerful art can be the most subtle and silent.

– Grace Ndiritu

Grace Ndiritu, The Ark: Center for Interdisciplinary Experimentation. Installation view: The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2019 © Grace Ndiritu. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Brian Roberts

Grace Ndiritu, The Ark: Center for Interdisciplinary Experimentation. Installation view: The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2019 © Grace Ndiritu. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Brian Roberts
Grace Ndiritu, COVERSLUT© Bellatropica Ecological Collection: Mass Catwalk, 2019 © Grace Ndiritu. Courtesy the artist and Manoeuvre, Belgium. Photo: Grace Ndiritu and Manoeuvre, Belgium

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Grace Ndiritu, COVERSLUT© Bellatropica Ecological Collection: Mass Catwalk, 2019 © Grace Ndiritu. Courtesy the artist and Manoeuvre, Belgium. Photo: Grace Ndiritu and Manoeuvre, Belgium