“Our commitment to the arts seeks to acknowledge Africa’s artistic heritage, protect its legacy and contribute to shaping its future. Projects such as the Kampala Art Biennale have the ability to develop artists and new audiences and offer supporting organisations the unique opportunity to realise this commitment.” – Daudi Karungi, Director of Kampala Art Biennale
Kampala Art Biennale is a showcase of contemporary art from Africa with the goal to display, educate and create debate about the value of art in society.
Kampala Art Biennale was established by Kampala Arts Trust, a collective of visual and performance art practitioners living and working in public and private spaces within the precinct of Kampala City. It was born out of the need for inclusion faced by artists working on the African continent trying to reach the global art scene.
The Kampala Art Biennale was set up to achieve the following goals;
- Promote internationally Contemporary Art exchange between Ugandans and the rest of Africa.
- Develop creativity and critical thinking in the realisation of artwork from Ugandan students.
- To stimulate and inspire artistic creativity and provide an art market for Kampala.
- Organise the international art event to promote Kampala and Uganda as a preferred art tourism destination.
- Educate Kampala society about the value and importance of contemporary art.
- Use art to rebuild the creative, jubilant, celebratory spirit of Kampala.