Christopher Kirubi, ‘the world through me’, 2018, words, graphite on wall

Due to COVID-19, Block 336’s scheduled programming has been postponed. As part of our effort to recalibrate and find new ways of working, we are presenting a series of interviews with artists that we were working with before lockdown.

For the fifth interview in the series, Tess Charnley, Block 336 Programme Coordinator, interviewed London-based poet and artist Christopher Kirubi about their process in relation to sexuality, gender, race and desire; poetry and the significance of writing in their practice; the importance of collective exchange, and more. Christopher graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018 and has been featured in numerous exhibitions, events and performances both nationally and internationally, including CAMPUS Fugitive: The Unexpected Beautiful Phrase (2019) at Nottingham Contemporary, Breathless (2018) at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning in London and Young Black Romantics (2018) at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris. Christopher is also a member of BBZ BLK BK, an online directory of queer womxn, trans and non-binary artists of Black ancestry. Christopher is the third recipient of Block 336’s Studio Residency Award, a free three month studio residency.

Please click here to read the interview.