#NOIMPOSTERSHERE is a group of anonymous artist working in Nairobi with a mission of interrupting the cityscape that becomes polluted with political campaign posters we are forced to engage with during the run up to Kenya’s 2017 general elections.
NO POSTERS HERE – a slogan of authority demanding that walls in areas of public space remain bland and featureless.
IMPOSTER (impostor) – a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others for personal gain.
#NOIMPOSTERSHERE subverts the visual landscape of posters during elections and challenges the viewer to question what these posters really represent. Additionally #NOIMPOSTERSHERE confronts the control of public space by political and capitalist powers. Our approaches are diverse though we all employ the use of posters, pasted in public spaces, in an act of creative resistance to spread our visual messages. Collectively we are focused on creating dialogue around the elections through re-framing debates and producing conscious-raising (and at times humorous) art work that connect with citizens and address issues of politics and democracy in order to foster progressive change.