Kihwa-Endale (b.1992) is a spoken word poet, and painter, most commonly known for painting on mirrors. Mirrors are a tool for her to heal and bridge realities; they inherently come to life with the gaze of the viewer.
She explores themes of displaced identity, intersectional spirituality, ancient history, modern dystopias, the Internet, Nature, Love, and Liberty*.
She is also passionate about decolonizing creativity through her project 'Kairos', which started with the intention to connect people through creativity. The meaning of the word kairos (n.) describes the delicate perfection of time and place that allow specific movements and words to happen. Similarly this is the meaning of a host.
With this project, Alexandra hosts events such as workshops, poetry sessions, and experimental exhibitions. Through these, a continuance is formed between audience, artist and creativity. At its heart, Kairos is a soft space for different narratives to meet and explore artistic expression.
*Liberty (n.) - the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life and being.