Jonathan Fraser

Jonathan Fraser is a multidisciplinary artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Fraser’s practice primarily focuses on drawing and has evolved to fold in writing, playing with text, installation, video work, and journeying through landscapes. Fraser’s interest lies in understating how we are bound to the relationships between the body and land/space, object and appearance, and memory and dreaming. His work is focused on moving through memory with an emphasis on physical embodiment, presence and belonging/displacement. He studied Fine Art at Kenyatta University. In 2022, he was a recipient of the Venice Biennale travel grant, WAFT, facilitated by Wangechi Mutu Studio. In 2021, his solo exhibition “There Is A Time and A Place” was held at Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi.

“I have been working to cultivate a relationship to time that is not based on scarcity but rather curiosity, attentiveness, care and proactiveness.” -Jonathan Fraser during his residency at 32° East