Charles Ngatia is an established artist and has his studio at the Godown Arts Centre in the industrial area, Nairobi. His work is centre mainly on housing in desolate spaces in the urban sphere.

He recently started making 3 dimensional installation works inspired by the rapid urbanization Nairobi is experiencing today.

Ngatia was a street boy in Nairobi for almost a decade. He made a living by collecting recycled materials and making finished products that he would sell.  Ngatia’s  salvation came when he joined an art theatre group- Shangilia Mtoto wa Africa (Rejoice child of Africa). It was at this home that he discovered painting