Ian Banja


Ian Banja is a self-taught artist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. He is motivated by his love of learning and succeeding as he strives to be an outstanding and better version of himself. He tries to express the everyday tussles and challenges that he witnesses. His subjects are diverse, but he is repeatedly drawn to portraiture and the encounters his subjects find themselves in. his style is a personal journey towards inner self.

Select Exhibitions:

  • “Smoking Gun” Group Exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary. 2021
  • Cape Town Art Fair. 2021
  • Joburg Art Fair. 2021
  • “Femininity” Group Show, Lorin Art Gallery. 2022

Editors Note: Ian Banja. Mitochondria gallery.

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