Cyrus Kabiru is a Kenyan artist, best known for his elaborate and detailed sculptural spectacles or ‚C-Stunners,‘ made from found objects and recycled material sourced on the streets of Nairobi. These ‘Afrodazzled’ spectacular bifocals are entirely his own invention and are intimately linked to his life-story. In addition to wearable objects for the face, his sculptural assemblages include abstract bicycles and radios.
Cyrus has exhibited on the African continent, in Europe and the USA. He was a TED fellow and his work was included in seminal group shows, such as Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein with Okwui Enwezor, Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and AFRICA – Architecture & Identity at the Louisiana Museum in Humlebæk, Denmark.