KAB Director & Coordinator
Since he arrived on the Ugandan art scene in 2001, Daudi has become one of Kampala’s premier artists and art promoters. He is the owner and curator of Afriart Gallery, one of the leading galleries in Kampala. He is also an conceptual artist, who’s works are collected widely by art aficionados across the world and are displayed in embassies, companies and five-star hotels around Kampala. Daudi has been at the forefront of a new movement to promote Ugandan art inside and outside the country. He co-founded START, a journal of arts and culture that is the first ever publication of its kind in Uganda. He is a founding member of the Kampala Arts Trust, a successful business man and initiator of the first Kampala Art Biennale. He is in charge of coordinating the Biennale, the partnership building with local operators and national public institutions and developing local funding and participating to communication strategy.
Producer and Media
Lucie Touya is the co-founder of l’Agence à Paris, which is conceived as an innovative answer to the mutation of cultural economies. Its clients are artists and creators from every field of Art from all countries, as well as private and public organizations that act for Art and Culture. We work closely with artists, providing artistic, strategic, political or administrative support, as well as looking for additional funding for their projects.
Lucie Touya was in charge of Visual Arts at Institut français, in Paris, working on the production of many major exhibitions, as the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale or the Encounters of Bamako, the African Biennale of Photography in Mali. She worked at Centre Pompidou in 2005 for the exhibition Africa Remix, curated by Simon Njami. She has published an essay about Mami Wata, the African mermaid, a myth used by Congolese painters from the Independence to today.
Art Education, Communication and website
Jantien is the co-founder and creative director of Design Hub Kampala, a creative collaborative work space. After completing her MSc in Management of Agricultural Knowledge and Social Change and working in the field of development for several years in Asia and Africa, she settled in Uganda. Always on the look for new challenges she started to focus on webdesign and web development and soon found a niece market in Uganda’s dynamic art industry, contributing to and collaborating with projects as Startjournal.org and the Bayimba Cultural Festival. She also worked as Art Education Coordinator at Afriart gallery and is board member of Kampala Arts Trust. Jantien is in charge of the education programme, communication/social media strategy and website.
Administration & Logistics
Through her work as an artist, fashion designer and gallery manager, Liz has gained extensive experience in the field of art management. Her organisational, logistic and administrative skills will greatly benefit the team. In relation to the importance of having a Biennale she quotes: “Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensity social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people towards social emancipation”- A.Y. Davis. Kampala Art Biennale- bring it on! Elizabeth will be in charge of administration and coordinating logistics of artistic productions in Kampala in relation with local partners.
Igor Devernay created Graphica in 2001, after graduating with a Master of global design at the ESDI Paris in 1997 and a MBA at University Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne. Areas of expertise range from visual identity, publishing, scenography, and museography.
Cultural projects include managing live performance and major events for the Pompidou Center, the Grand Palais, le Centre des Musées nationaux , la Cité de l’architecture et du Patrimoine, Palais de Chaillot, the french Maritime Museum, the Museum of Toulouse.
KAB 18 Volunteers:
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