The NEST is a Kenyan multidisciplinary collective working since 2012 with the aim of exploring our troubling modern identities, re-imagining our pasts and inhabiting mythical African futures.
The NEST Collective looks to create work within the fields of film, visual arts, music and fashion that begins conversations and stirs up dialogue amongst our communities and audiences.
We live and work in Nairobi, a city buzzing with energy and potential, a city of purgatorial traffic jams, color, dust and the Pursuit of Money. We try to create work that dissects our city and its relationships with modernity, its past and the edges between its social layers and its citizens. Inevitably, we also find ourselves exploring, dissecting and subverting the layers of how Africans are Seen and Unseen, what Africans Can and Cannot Do, where Africans Can and Cannot Go, and What Africans Can and Cannot Say.
The NEST is registered under the Companies Act of the Laws of Kenya as the Nest Arts Company Limited, a company limited by guarantee (foundation status).