Me and Moira, Nairobi, Twinning Residents Natascha Stellmach + Moira Bushkimani, 2019

October 24 – Christmas, 2019

Honoured to be nominated for the inaugural Sana Sanaa arts residency, supported by Goethe Institute and in association with Brush Tu Artist Collective.

This “twinning” or reciprocal artist residency was unique because of its focus on cultural exchange and mentoring: one artist was selected from Germany (lucky me) to live and work in Nairobi for 2 months and another from Kenya to do the same in Berlin: Moira Bushkimani. We were both concurrently in Berlin and Nairobi.

And these are our hands (it was performative and didn’t involve a tripod: I juggled taking the photos with one hand, while the other was in it).

Special thanks to Michael Maria Müller, the founder of Sana Sanaa and Goethe Institut Kenya for this extraordinary opportunity. More thanks in this INSTAGRAM post.


Access the Tagesspiegel article online.

Natascha Stellmach Press Tagesspiegel

Tagesspiegel article by Pauline Frost, October 7, 2019

Natascha Stellmach + Moira Bushkimani

Me and Moira, Berlin, Twinning Residents Natascha Stellmach + Moira Bushkimani, 2019