Born in Malawi in 1975, Samson Kambalu studied Fine Art and Ethnomusicology at the University of Malawi, and he holds an MA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University. He is completing a practice-led PhD in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London. Kambalu has recently won research fellowships with Yale University and the Smithsonian. His work has been shown at the Dakar Biennale (2014), Tokyo International Art Festival (2009) and Liverpool Biennial (2004). Kambalu is the author of two award-winning artist novels – a memoir, The Jive Talker or, How to Get a British Passport, and Uccello’s Vineyard,a fictional narrative of modern art set in the Middle Ages. He is currently featured in the Venice Biennale 2015.