Łukasz Jastrubczak worked in collaboration with Mramba Mweni and Saidi Chengo – local activists, the founders of Seahorse Dockers School. Together with PAINTING/SCULPTURE DUO they curated exhibition in the future space for the school. Pupils realized a mural depicting a map of Seahorse Village, and modells of buildings to be built in the new school.
SEAHORSE DOCKERS SCHOOL PUPILS
Bakari Ali Karisa, Samuel Kahindi Kalume, Joshua Mweni Maitha, Dennis Mangi Kahindi, Siara Amani Nicholus, Meninah Kadzo Joseph, Moddy Ngala Chai, Lydia Bahati Kithi, Patience Zawadi Hamisi, Latifah Kadzo Kahindi, Purity Mapenzi Katsele, Harriet Kanze Elius, Joyce Santa Safari, Fred Ali Karisa, Moddy Safari Wanje, Fredrick Ngombo Mwango
Calvin Wambua, Faith Khloe Gikenyi, Said Luganye Kahindi, Brandon Wanje Jackson, Wanjala Willy Luchu, Wesonga Cyprien
Kea Isaac Safari, Daniel Hamisi Mwajedi
People: Mramba Mweni and Saidi Chengo, Łukasz Jastrubczak
Places: Seahorse Dockers Primary
Mramba Mweni and Saidi Chengo
Seahorse Dockers School is a project developed 6 years ago by Saidi Chengo and Mramba Mweni in the Fumbeni area of Kilifi, Kenya. They saw in their own village that many children were not attending schools due to the unachievable cost of school fees. This inspired them to open their own establishment where fees are a third of the price of schools in the area. They now have 236 students between the ages of 4-13 who are able to access basic education.
Łukasz Jastrubczak was born in 1984 in Zielona Góra. He creates films, installations, sculptures, concerts, interventions, situations, ephemerical actions on a journey, recordings of intuitive music. His solo exhibitions were presented at Art in General in New York, Bunkier Sztuki in Kraków, CCA Kronika in Bytom or Sabot Gallery in Cluj-Napoca. His films were presented at Kino Arsenal in Berlin, Whitechapel Gallery in London, on “The Images Festival” in Toronto. In 2013 he received “Spojrzenia” (Views) – Deutsche Bank Foundation Award” for the most interesting young Polish artist in the past two years. Member, with Krzysztof Kaczmarek, of the artistic duo “Krzysztofjastrubczakłukaszkaczmarek”. Author, with Sebastian Cichocki, of the publication and events titled “Mirage”. He played on synthesizer in the bands “Boring Drug” and “ŁST”. He co-runs (with Małgorzata Mazur) an obscure institution “CentrumCentrum” dedicated to art/life practice and philosophy. He lives in Szczecin, Poland, works on Media Arts Department of Academy of Arts and he co-directs “Młode Wilki” Art Festival, dedicated to visual and sound arts.