Longinos Nagila is a working visual artist living in Nairobi, Kenya. He was born in Busia, Kenya in 1986. He moved with his family to Nairobi in 1986, it was here that he first worked with other children to make toys with clay soil during rain seasons.
Longinos first held his first solo exhibition in Lecce Italy in 2009-2010, since then he has continued to exhibit in Italy. In 2012-2013 he was one of the artists who exhibited at the Museo Africano in Verona, Italy. He also attended a film making workshop organized by Apulia Film Commission in Bari, Italy. In 2014 he held a first solo exhibition at Shift eye Gallery in Nairobi, Kenya.
He works with different mediums ranging from coffee, charcoal and acrylics and prints. He is inspired by different artists from whom he has developed his own visual language. Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, and Egon Schiele.
He also draws a great influence from early cinema, black and white films by Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, and Charley Chaplin; this can be seen in his works as he uses black and white photos and negatives.
His current works tries to explore and investigate the human relations and migration.