Born August 7 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya.

Jim Chuchu is a filmmaker, visual artist and musician based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is co-founder and member of the Nest Collective - a multidisciplinary arts collective based in Nairobi, as well as co-founder of HEVA - an East African fund that invests in creative businesses.


2018 - "We Need Prayers" (Director/Co-Writer)
2017 - "Let This Be A Warning", VR Film (Director/Co-Writer)
2016 - "Tuko Macho", Web Series (Director/Co-Writer)
2015 - "To Catch A Dream", Short Fashion Film (Director/Writer)
2014 - "Stories of Our Lives", Anthology Feature Film
2013 - "Homecoming", Short Film as part of the African Metropolis project. (Director/Writer)
2013 - "Dinka Translation" and "Urban Hunter", Short Fashion Films for Chico Leco Presents (Director/Writer)


Tuko Macho:
International Film Festival Rotterdam (2018)
British Film Institute - The Big Thrill (2017)
Toronto International Film Festival (2016)
Human Rights Watch Film Festival (2016)

Stories of Our Lives:
International Film Festival Rotterdam (2018)
The 65th Berlin International Film Festival (2015)
BFI Flare (2015)
MoMA Documentary Fortnight Festival (2015)
Toronto International Film Festival (2014)

Rotterdam International Film Festival (2014)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (2014)
Seattle International Film Festival (2014)
CinemAfrica Film Festival - Sweden (2014)
Toronto International Film Festival (2013)
Durban International Film Festival (2013)

To Catch A Dream:
Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Ghana (2016)
CPH Pix, Copenhagen (2016)
A Shaded View of Fashion (2015)
Design Indaba, South Africa (2015)
Film Africa, London (2015)
Berlin International Fashion Film Festival (2015)

Dinka Translation:
Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival (2014)


Smithsonian National Museum of African Art


"Jim Chuchu's Invocations", Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
"Another Antipodes/Urban Axis", Perth, Australia
"Making Africa", High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US


"Making Africa", Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
"Fashion Film in Africa", Guggenheim Bilbao
"Senses of Time" - Video and Film-Based Works of Africa: Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, New York
"Black Fantasia", Kunsthal Charlottenborg
"Fashion Cities Africa", Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove
"The Bones Remember": FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa
"Making Africa", CCCB Barcelona, Spain
"The Bones Remember": Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Kenya


"Now Cinema: Home Affairs", NOW Gallery
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle
"Africa Utopia", Southbank Centre, London
"Pagans" (Solo Exhibition): Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle
"1:54 NY: Contemporary African Art Fair", Pioneer Works Center for Art + Innovation, New York
"Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design", Vitra Design Museum, Germany


"Visions of Africa", Addis Foto Fest 2014, Addis Ababa.
"Afropean Mimicry and Mockery", Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt.
"Shifting Africa", Mediations Biennale Poznan, Poland.
"Precarious Imaging", Raw Center for Art, Knowledge and Society, Dakar.
"Future Reflexions: Five Positions of Contemporary African Art", Glasgow.

2008 - 2013

"Semana de Design Gráfico", Luanda (2013).
"Koroga II: Another African Story", Nairobi (2011).
"Mwangalio Tofauti", Nairobi Gallery (2010).
"Amnesia": Nairobi National Museum (2009).
"24 Nairobi" - video art installation (3 digital shorts). exhibited at the Nairobi National Museum (2008).
"24: Nairobi - Walkers and Workers", Goethe-Institut, Nairobi (2008)


"African Futures: Thinking About the Future through Word and Image" (2016)
"Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa" (2016)
"Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design" (2015)
"Inspiration im Wechselstrom". Art Investor. Volume 5, 2014. pp 88 - 89.
"Iwalewa: Four Views into Contemporary Africa" (2013)
"Mwangalio Tofauti: Nine Photographers from Kenya (2012)
"24: Nairobi - An Exploration of a City" (2008)