The NEST is a Kenyan multidisciplinary collective working since 2012 with the aim of exploring our troubling modern identities, re-imagining our pasts and inhabiting mythical African futures.

The NEST Collective looks to create work within the fields of film, visual arts, music and fashion that begins conversations and stirs up dialogue amongst our communities and audiences. We live and work in Nairobi, a city buzzing with energy and potential, a city of purgatorial traffic jams, color, dust and the Pursuit of Money. We try to create work that dissects our city and its relationships with modernity, its past and the edges between its social layers and its citizens. Inevitably, we also find ourselves exploring, dissecting and subverting the layers of how Africans are Seen and Unseen, what Africans Can and Cannot Do, where Africans Can and Cannot Go, and What Africans Can and Cannot Say.

To Catch A Dream (Short Fashion Film, 2015)
The Old Order of Things (48 Hour Film Project Short, 2014)
Stories of Our Lives (Anthology Feature Film, 2014)
Dinka Translation (Short Fashion Film, 2013)
Urban Hunter (Short Fashion Film, 2013)

BFI: Flare (2015)
MoMA Documentary Fortnight Festival (2015)
65th Berlin International Film Festival (2015)
Istanbul 14th International Independent Film Festival (2015)
MoMA Documentary Fortnight Festival (2015)
Toronto International Film Festival (2014)
Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival (2014)

Berlinale Teddy Awards, Jury Prize (2015)
Berlinale Panorama Audience Award, 2nd Place (2015)
Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Best Original Music - To Catch A Dream (2015)
Upinde Gay and Lesbian Awards, Tukio Award (2014)

"Africa is Now", Design Indaba 2015, Cape Town (2015)
"Afropean Mimicry and Mockery", Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt (2014)
"Shifting Africa", Mediations Biennale Poznan, Poland (2014)

The NEST is registered under the Companies Act of the Laws of Kenya as the Nest Arts Company Limited, a company limited by guarantee (foundation status). We'd like to thank our dedicated partners and donors who help make our work possible: