Photo of Ennri Kums (Henry Coombes)

Ennri Kums (Henry Coombes)

b. Mauritius 1948. Lives in Port Louis, Mauritius.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ennri Kums (aka Henry Koombes/ Coombes) is an artist and illustrator. A self-taught artist, Ennri Kums deals directly with themes of sexuality and death in his works, with a strong homo-erotic focus. He is the creator of the Adventures of Tikulu, a series of books aimed at children. 

Art Education

Self-educated

Exhibitions

2018: D’Éros Et d’Épines, Artelier, Port-Louis, Mauritius.
2015: Eros Thanatos, Imaaya Art Gallery, Mauritius.
2010: Sensored, Imaaya Art Gallery, Mauritius.
2000: Millennium Exhibition, Mauritius.
1998: Sequences 3, MOBAA Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius.
1998: Art in the world, Paris.
1998: Seychelles Biennale, Seychelles Islands.
1998: L’Art Dans Le Monde, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Paris.
1997: New Delhi Triennial, India.
1997: Suites Africaines, Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris.
1996: Un incomparable de Kums, La Fabriks, Marseille.
1996: Novante Nova Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1996: L’Etoile Noire, Salle Clément Ader, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius.
1993: Art Contemporain en Francophonie, Port-Louis, Mauritius.
1993: Centre Wallonie, Bruxelle, Belgium and Paris.
1992: Esta Novo Gallery, Tokyo. 
1992: Maison Créole d’Eureka, Mauritius.
1992: The Group of Nine, Port Louis, Mauritius Hill, Mauritius.
1989: Maison Créole d’Eureka, Mauritius. 
1988: Black Bull Gallery Fulham Road, London.
1986: Hélène de Senneville Gallery, Mauritius.
1985: Cadre Noir, Reunion.
1984: Cultural Center Charles Baudelaire, Rose-Hill, Mauritius

Theatre

1995: Concours de Beats (with Dominic Larrivaz), Merlan Theater, Marseille, France
1995: Musical comedy Mokko, Whiting Theater, Marseille, France
1994: Musical comedy Mokko (sets, costume, actor), Port Louis Theater, Mauritius

Residencies


1997: La Fabriks, Marseille, France.
1996: Rotterdam, Netherlands.
1995: Marseille, France.

Childrens books


1998-present: Creator and illustrator a series of children’s books entitled The Adventures of Tikulu

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