MICHELLE KEMEI 

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b. Nairobi, Kenya. 1995. Based in New Haven, CT 

EDUCATION 

2019 Yale University, New Haven, CT

BA in Art (Digital and Film Photography)

2017 Yale Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT 

Digital Photography and Performance Art

2016 Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, England

Victorian and Edwardian Photography

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019 The Indispensable Project, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Curated by Michelle Kemei and Allison Minto

2019 Black Femme Mystique, Nick Chapel Theater, New Haven, CT 

Curated by Teniola Lanre-Amos

2019 Notes, Green Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

Curated by the Yale College Art Major Class of 2019

2017 SACI Spring Exhibition, Florence, Italy

Curated by Studio Arts College International

2017 Africa Salon, New Haven, CT

Curated by Dianne Lake

2016 The Holy Holy Chapel, New Haven, CT

Curated by Brian Orozco 

2016 Black Joy, E.I.K, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT 

Curated by Johnathan Payne, Kenturah Davis, Shikeith and Vaughn Spann

SOLO EXHIBITION

2016 Home Away from Home, Maya’s Room, Yale University 

Curated by Michelle Kemei and supported by the Creative Performing Arts Award

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

2019 Co-curator and Co-educator, The Indispensable Project, New Haven, CT

2018 Darkroom & Digital Lab Monitor, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT 

2018 Production Intern, Protel Studios Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya

AWARDS & GRANTS 

2018 Women Faculty Forum Seed Grant, Yale University  

2017 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Art at Norfolk 

2017 Clare Smith Scholarship, SACI Florence 

2016 Creative Performing Arts Award, Grace Hopper College at Yale University 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

2019 The Indispensable Project Photobook, compiled by Michelle Kemei and Allison Minto 

2019 Notes Catalogue, Yale School of Art

2016 The Basement Curator, The New Journal