Multilateral levels of intervention will allow the Biennale to be firmly rooted in the landscape of Kampala through the presence of artworks created and exhibited in situ, while being in motion across the city and the region. Building connections between the Seven Hills metropolis, the country and the East African region will consequently unearth its British colonial heritage and connections to India and South-East Asia.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
Eleven artists of both emerging and international caliber will be invited to participate in a residency programme to explore mobilities in its dynamics dimension in Kampala. Taking on the role of investigators, they will be intervening in situ and will interact with the urban fabric on the various phenomena of urban mobility observed locally.
Charity Atukunda was born in Rukungiri, Uganda in 1988. After her family moved to the United States, she spent her formative years seeking out her place as an artist, drawing on visual fine arts, graphic novels and animations for inspiration. >> More
Julien Creuzet lived in Martinique, at the crossroads of African, European and Indian civilizations. His Caribbean roots result in a recurrent search for identity through his works. Far from anthropocentric in his approach, he integrates >> More
Isaac Kariuki is a visual artist and writer residing in London and Nairobi. His work centres on the body, internet culture, autonomy and identity. He is the founder and editor of Diaspora Drama, an almost biannual publication exploring creative people of >> More
Above all, visual artist Wolf von Kries (1971) is a collector. Random objects, shapes, anecdotes and the like have been accumulated during travels, unplanned meetings, and various other social interactions. Rather than creating new forms, the artist is more interested in >> More
Immaculate Mali (1990) is from Arua, Uganda. She attended the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and fine arts in 2014. During her internship in 2012, she worked with >> More
Born to rubber-tappers in a remote village in the northern part of Kerala, India, Sajan has many encounters with art and cultural practices . Having explored the fields of comic arts, photography and cyberspace, he is on a quest to address and engage in >> More
Elsadig Mohamed Ahmed grew up and is based in Omdurman, Sudan. He studied Multimedia from 2005 to 2008. After his graduation he participated in film making and photography workshops in Khartoum and other cities on the continent,which>> More
Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar is a self-taught photographer, b-boy and social worker living and working in Kampala. Coming from a creative family background, he discovered his passion for photography at the age of 18, which he later >> More
Bogosi Sekhukhuni, born in Johannesburg in 1991, is a lightworker and artist.
He studied at the University of Johannesburg. Sekhukhuni is a founding member of the ‘tech-health artist group’ NTU and has worked with the CUSS Group collective.>> More
Virginie Yassef holds a graduate degree in visual arts from both the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (ENSBA, the French National School of Fine Arts) and Sorbonne University. Furthermore, she completed >> More
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. >> More
VIRTUAL MOBILITIES OPEN CALL
Mobilities/Immobilities concern physical space as well as virtual environment. The aim of the open call is to give highlight on projects in visual arts, design, architectures and technologies to understand mutations that operates in the field of mobilities (movements, representations, practices) in the scale of our daily experience today related to the past with a look toward the future.
Born in 1993 in Kinshasa (DRC), Gosette Lubondo was early inspired by her father’s work. Being himself a photographer, she rapidly got interested by photography as a studio and art practice. In 2014, she graduated from the >> More
Stacey Gillian graduated with a BA Hons in Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University in 2014. She has exhibited her work at a variety of group exhibitions including: Women without Borders, Institut Francais Kinshasha (2014); International >> More
Alden is Born in 1987 in Brazzaville (Congo ) where he lives and works. After being admitted to the National School of Fine Arts ( ENBA ) in Brazzaville in 2006, Paul Alden runs parallel painting workshops at Poto-poto. However, he moves away from >> More
Sheila Nakitende (1983) is a fulltime Ugandan visual artist. She graduated from Margaret Trowell School of Industrial, Fine Arts and Design (MUK) in 2005. Nakitende’s arts practice ranges from visual arts to performance with experience from gallery >> More
VIRTUAL MOBILITIES FOCUS ON VIDEOS
Thomas Aquilina is an urban researcher and Alex Lyons is a documentary filmmaker. As collaborators their research explores the architectures of downtown African cities, specifically Kampala. They have produced a series of documentary >> More
Megan-Leigh Heilig is an artist living and working in Cape Town South Africa, originally from Johannesburg. She is currently studying for her Masters in Fine Art at Michaelis School of Art. Megan-Leigh was raised by her grandparents, surrounded by stories and objects >> More
Louis Henderson is a filmmaker whose works investigate the connections between colonialism, technology, capitalism and history. A graduate of London College of Communication, Le Fresnoy – studio national >> More
Kitso Lynn Lelliot has an MFA in art and is a PhD candidate at Wits University. Her work has shown at film-festivals, art galleries and museum shows around the world. She is preoccupied with articulations from spaces beyond epistemic power and the crisis such >> More
Charlotte Mano graduated in Modern Letters and cultural communication. She is currently studying at Gobelins school of image, Paris. She participated in Collective exhibition “Carré d’art”, musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes 2014, Collective exhibition >> More
Born in 1986, currently reading a Master in Fine Art-Public Sphere in Switzerland. Ntuli holds BTech in Visual Arts from the University of Johannesburg and a National Diploma in Visual Arts with the same university. Ntuli’s work focuses on the representation of >> More
Stéphanie Roland (b. 1984) lives and works in Brussels. Her practice brought her to develop an international network through which she is called abroad to participate in many different artistic research projects and residencies. She has already >> More