Joy Mboya is a performer, activist, and the founding executive director of the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi. She was trained as an architect at Princeton University. She has been instrumental in leading the center and developing it as a place for artistic and cultural innovation in Kenya. Mboya served on the governing council of the Kenya Cultural Centre and was a member of the Steering Committee for the Arterial Network, a pan-African consortium for the cultural sector. In 2018, Mboya was a fellow at the International Curatorial Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art, an intensive workshop for curators from across the world. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Head of State Commendation medal (2009) for her contributions to the development of Kenya’s creative economy and the Order of the Golden Warrior (2013) for her outstanding leadership in the field.
What Is Our Resistance?: A Conversation with Joy Mboya
The second installment in LARB’s Decolonize | Defund | Abolish series foregrounds the work of a major Kenyan performer and activist....