Crypticus Paradoxus was born in somewhere in Africa, sometime after the fake performances of independence. He lives and works in Nairobi, Bamako, Johannesburg, Dakar, Cairo, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Georgia. He studied art history, new-media & political sciences in Timbuktu, Havanna and New York. In new york he stayed in a mental assylum for the duration of his studies. He worked as a story-teller in Timbuktu from 1998 to 2000. He has not received any awards and his works are not to be found in any private or public collections. Crypticus, as he is commonly known among the artists community in Nairobi, started as a wood carver, painter/printmaker but later, due to a lacking, he began making projects, moving from individual to collective agency, lending his voice from his aesthetics and literature backgrounds to political and human affairs. He is currently working on to peel out the layers of contemporary packaging, unravelling the deceptions that are used by individuals and institutions to maintain a particular hegemonic chauvinism that has dehumanized mankind brought the world to its knees.