Jim Chuchu

Jim Chuchu

Visual ArtistKenya
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Jim Chuchu

Jim Chuchu

Visual ArtistKenya
About me
Jim Chuchu is a visual artist from Nairobi, Kenya. He is also co-founder and member of the Nest Collective.
Projects
  • Pagans II
    Pagans II
  • Tuko Macho (Web Series)
    Tuko Macho (Web Series)
  • Stories Of Our Lives
    Stories Of Our Lives
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Projects credited in
  • Championing Diversity: Meet the LGBT+  Creative Leaders of Tomorrow
    Championing Diversity: Meet the LGBT+ Creative Leaders of TomorrowWhilst diversity in the Creative Industries is flourishing, there’s still tracks to be made towards equality and inclusivity for all. Discover fresh ideas from people changing perspectives for the better, as nominated by 8 creative icons from across the globe, brought together by WeTransfer and The Dots.
  • Lavendar
    Lavendar• Lavender Crop-Top ✖️ Blue Circle Skirt • Featured in the forthcoming fashion book; 'Not African Enough' Writers/Producers @thisisthenest Curated by @sunnydolat Photography: @themaganga Art direction: @sunnydolat MUA: @culturedego Model: @maurynetheo
  • Stories of Our Lives—An Anthology Film (2014)
    Stories of Our Lives—An Anthology Film (2014)On June 30, 2013, we began collecting and archiving the stories of persons identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex from Kenya. We called this project 'Stories of Our Lives' (the resulting archive is contained in this book) - and we wanted to do this project for many reasons, but mostly because we wanted to tell stories that are not often heard, stories that characterize the queer experience in Kenya. After several months of touring and collecting hundreds of vivid, compelling stories, we decided to turn some of these stories into short films. We wrote the scripts based on some of the stories we’d recorded, and we shot the films over the course of eight months using ourselves as the crew. The resulting shorts were strung together into this: an anthology film based on true stories about queer life in Kenya, and our first feature film as a collective in Partnership with Uhai/EASHRI and Big World Cinema.
Work history
    Creative Director
    KenyaFull Time
    Founded in 2012, the Nest Collective has created works in film, music, fashion, visual arts and literature such as the critically-acclaimed queer anthology film Stories of Our Lives, which has so far screened in over 80 countries and won numerous awards, and Tuko Macho—a groundbreaking interactive crime web series widely considered to be one of the best African TV series. The Nest Collective also founded HEVA—Africa's first creative business fund—to strengthen the livelihoods of East Africa's creative entrepreneurs.