The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Thandiwe Muriu

Born in 1990, in Nairobi, Kenya where she lives and works.

Thandiwe Muriu is a self-taught photographer. The emancipation of beauty norms is a reoccurring theme at the forefront of her practice as she employs surrealist techniques to redefine female empowerment through the application of material choices such as textiles and common household items. In her CAMO series, Thandiwe showcases Africa’s unique mix of vibrant cultures, textiles and beauty norms. Through her work she celebrates her African heritage and tackles important issues such as identity and self-perception using the rich colours and vibrancy the continent is so well known for.