Following her studies at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok is now based in Nairobi. One of Cherono Ng’ok’s most laudable series– illustrating collated testimonies of refugee artists living in South Africa– was commissioned by the African Arts Institute in Cape Town in 2010, for the publication Voices: A Compilation of Testimonials: African Artists Living & Working in Cape Town.
In 2011, Cherono Ng’ok won first prize in the PhotoAfrica contest with her entry, Self-portrait. Having undertaken the Goethe-Institut’s Photographers Masterclass, Cherono Ng’ok participated alongside Musa Nxumalo and the late Thabiso Sekgala in its culmination exhibition Peregrinate: Field notes on time travel and space, in 2014. Engaging in projects across Europe, Cherono Ng’ok has also completed a Sacatar Fellowship at the Instituto Sacatar in Bahia, Brazil, in 2013. Earlier this year, she was selected to exhibit in the upcoming Bamako Encounters, the Biennale of African Photography in Bamako, Mali, and will soon take up residency at the Fondation Donwahi in Abidjan.