Kimathi Donkor lives and works in London. Exhibitions include the 29th São Paulo Biennial in Brazil, 2010, as well as ‘Hawkins & Co’ in Liverpool, 2008 and ‘Fall/Uprising’ in London, 2005.
He is a recipient of the 2011 Derek Hill Foundation scholarship for the British School at Rome, and a 2009 Arts & Humanities Research Council full masters award. After graduating in Fine Art from Goldsmiths in 1987, Kimathi spent the 1990s working in education and publishing, and as a community organiser in South London.
In 2003, he started to show his art again and since then, as well as completing a Masters degree at Camberwell, he has also given talks about his practice at schools, universities and museums, and curated group shows. From 2009 until 2011, he was a lead collaborator on the art education project ‘Seeing Through’ at Tate Britain. Examples of Kimathi’s work are held in private collections in the UK; reproductions, comment and reviews have appeared in books, magazines and online. He is currently engaged on a research project at Chelsea College of Art.