Segera Announces New Artist in Residence

As part of its ongoing Artist in Residence Programme, Segera, a Wilderness Safaris Premier Camp, is looking forward to hosting the acclaimed conceptual artist, Hank Willis Thomas, to its retreat in Laikipia, Kenya from 20 June to 5 July 2017.

Hank Willis Thomas works with themes related to identity, history and popular culture and has exhibited his work at numerous international galleries, such as the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Guggenheim and the Whitney, among others. While at Segera, Hank is looking forward to personally interacting with guests, exploring the Retreat’s exceptional landscape and wildlife, and creating new artworks inspired by his time in this Kenyan wilderness.

"Segera's Artist in Residence programme is one of the ways we join the dots between Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary African Art) in Cape Town and Segera Retreat, its East African satellite; it's an amazing opportunity to connect with some of the world's leading artists while they soak up inspiration from our beautiful wild surroundings, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Hank Willis Thomas to Segera next month", commented Jens Kozany, General Manager of Segera Retreat.

Visiting Segera while an artist is in residence allows guests to directly engage with talented African artists through studio visits, talks and other social activities. Guests can learn first-hand about an artist’s work, their inspiration, process and the issues they are currently engaging with. It is a rare chance to spend time with the individuals who are creating some of the most significant art of our time.