From Tuesday February 18th to Sunday March 9th Talisman will exhibit a collection of works by Xavier Verhoest.
Born in DRC in 1964, Verhoest studied film editing in Belgium and subsequently studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Brussels.
Verhoest has been living in Nairobi-Kenya since 2001 where he works as an artist, curator and facilitator therapeutic projects for marginalized groups including a travelling body-mapping project.
This exhibition at Talisman shows a selection of works made over the last 2 years. They are fed by the re-discovery of European churches, his stay in Mali, encounters with Internal
Displaced People (IDP’s) in Kenya and his memories of Palestine.
Each of his works plays with the notion the light and darkness that exists inside us. Verhoest also explores universal themes such as silence, mortality, and fragility…
He has exhibited in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Paris and Brussels. His works are in private and public collections, including Bates Museum of Art (USA), the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rahimtullah Museum of Modern Art in Nairobi.
For more information about Xavier’s current Body Mapping project click here: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-151136/someone-say-something