Xenson Znja

Employing a multidisciplinary approach including fashion, performance, installation, video and painting. Xenson’s work interrogates contemporary issues of identity consumerism, human excess and global circulation of culture.

A solitary dreamer greatly influenced by the grandeur of African culture, vitality of African dance and Hip Hop as a free expressive Art form. Xenson traded his engineering studies to join Makerere Trowell School of industrial and fine art where he graduated with first class honors degree. Since then intermittent appearances of his Art works, performances installations and fashions have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Uganda and abroad.

He has participated in workshops, residences and exhibitions including: Kabbo ka Muwala (Zimbabwe, Uganda, German 2016), Johannesburg Art fair (South Africa 2015), KLAART 2014(Uganda). The Lubare and the boat, Deveron Arts ( Scotland 2014), Institute Buena Bista(Curacao 2014), Future of Africa summit ( Paris, France) , Africa now: Fashioning person hood, Minneapolis Institute of Art ( USA 2014), Artist in Residence( 32 Degrees East / Uganda Arts Trust, Kampala 2013) KLAART 2012 ( Kampala, Uganda 2012), World Cultural Forum ( Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016)

He is a well collected artist in Germany, Scotland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France, USA, and Canada. His works are many private and public collections including the Scottish Museum.

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