Peteros Ndunde

Nairobi, Kenya

Like many young people growing up in Kenya, Peteros didn’t have the opportunity to study art at school. Luckily, his parents supported his interest in art and, after meeting local artists and discovering ideas, materials, forms and styles of contemporary art he ‘dived’ right into it, as he puts it. He became an artist of the Brush Tu collective.

At Kenyatta University, he learned the academic side of art and concluded that “traditional and contemporary art are two separate worlds. Where traditional art sticks to the rules, contemporary art disregards them!”

Artist statement

Peteros’s mission is to find a balance between two worlds, traditional and contemporary art,. “I want to combine different aspects of various art movements – minimalism, futurism and cubism – to find a distinct style of my own to tell the story of my people.”


2020  Emerging Painting Invitational Prize finalist
2016  Manjano (student category)

2016  MASK Awards

Exhibition history

Aftermath of aftermath, group exhibition, Brush Tu art studios, Nairobi, 2019
Aftermath and aftermath, group exhibition, Kuona artist collective, Nairobi, 2016

Coping Mechanisms, group exhibition, Alliance Française, Nairobi, 2021

Dessin 20 drawing art fair, group exhibition, Atelier Richelieu, Paris, 2020

La foire mediteraneenne des arts contemporains, group exhibition, Montpelier, France, 2020

World Art Dubai art fair, group exhibition, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, 2018 and 2017

Tokyo international art fair, group exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, 2018

TEN645 Project, group exhibition, Canada and Nairobi, 2019

Kenya art fair, group exhibition, Sarit Center, Nairobi, 2017 and 2016

The Untitled, group exhibition, Polka Dot Art Gallery, Nairobi, 2017

Young Guns, group exhibition, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, 2017

Manjano, group exhibition, Village Market, Nairobi, 2016

MASK group exhibition, Michael Joseph Art Centre, Nairobi 2016

MASK group exhibition, Saatchi Art Gallery, London, 2016