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In Mnarani district lives and works Mohamed Mbwana Omar, a local shop signs painter. Together with Piotr Pauk and a team of young street artists they realized a mural on Mnarani Primary School’s wall. The mural formally refers to Kenyan shillings design, providing symbolical value to all street artists of the neighbourhood.

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People: Mohamed Mbwana Omar, Piotr Pauk
Places: Mnarani Primary School

Piotr Pauk

Born in 1984. Graduate of Poznań University of Art, diploma in 2011 at Faculty of Multimedia Communication and in Intermedial Photography Studio (PhD hab. Krzysztof J. Baranowski).
Forms of artistic activity: Urban art, activities in urban space, street guerrilla (adbusting, architectural interference, leaving installations in space)
“The artist deriving from graffiti scene of Szczecin, being seen not only in Polish urban spaces, disturbes everyday city life by forcing public discourse and change of past perception of the nearest space. He acknowledges what cannot be seen in welter of advertisements, billboards, posters and colourful shop windows – real colour of street, architecture, which viably creates urban space.
His works were presented in Poland and abroad, including: Spain, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden, “Polish Urban Art” 2014 and 2017, Indonesia – Mobile Art Residence, Indonesia (Jawa / Bali, Indonesia, 2014), France – Le Havre Biennial Arts Le Havre and ARTAQ in Paris in 2012.
Participant “VI Triennale Młodych”, Center of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko (2011) and “Wild Graphic. Half of a century of street visual diversion in Poland 1967-2017 “Poster Museum Warsaw (2017)
Author of urban projects: OD/Blokowanie – Action Muralization, Fruit of the Lump / Analog recovery 1984 and QRWO the Zerwane Films. Associated with the Up/Side Art Foundation.
Founder of FREEDOM gallery.

Mohamed Mbwana Omar

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