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.
Administrative and Logistics Manager
Margaret Male Nantumbwe
Margaret Male is currently the Executive Assistant of Afriart Galley. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2012 from Cavendish University Uganda. Margaret is motivated by her love for learning and succeeding as she strive to become an outstanding woman in society. She is highly energetic, self-motivated and extremely passionate about service because she believes that through service, every individual has an opportunity to touch a life and make a difference. She has acquired over 7 years work experience with the first 4 years in the Telecom industry and three years in the emerging Solar industry in various capacities that include Administration, Customer Experience and Retention. Her goals include personal growth, building relationships and travel to build her mindset.
Communication and Design
Jantien is the co-founder and creative at 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 will be in charge of communication and social media strategy as well as design & development of website and coordination of marketing and communication materials.
Edward Merik Matovu
Edward Merik Matovu studied art at the Margaret Trowel’s School of Industrial and Fine Arts where he received his degree in 2005. He began his career as a designer at Lynx Graphics, and later worked for Visual Effects, Watoto and DigitalBlend which he helped to co-found. With a career close to nineteen years of experience, Edward is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses both print and digital platforms. He blends an understanding of illustration, graphic design and typography to come up with clear visual concepts. His projects have included the design of brand identities, publications, packaging, environments, exhibitions, conferences, websites and user interfaces. Having worked for both local and international clients, he displays a universal approach in developing visual communication solutions.
Workshop and Exhibition Coordinator
Lara Buchmann is an independent arts and events curator and yoga teacher living in Kampala. She studied Cultural Anthropology and Visual Art and Curatorial Studies at the University of Cologne and Bayreuth, Germany. During her M.A. studies, she was part of the exhibtion and research project “African Art History and the Formation of a Modern Aesthetic”. She completed her degree with a thesis on the work of the Ugandan modernist Peter Mulindwa. In 2017, she moved to Kampala where she worked at Goethe-Zentrum/UGCS as the cultural coordinator. Since then, she has run a number of cultural projects, festivals and events in Kampala. During KAB 2020, Lara will be in charge of coordinating workshops and exhibitions.
International Support Team
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.
In 2015 after being awarded the Alliance Travel Grant by Columbia University and the fellowship FSDIE by the Sorbonne University, she has gone onto work for galleries such as Tornabuoni Art and Galerie du Canon (France) and collaborate three years in a row with the villa Noailles (France) as a production manager for design and architecture festivals. Recently, she has worked as the assistant curator of the 2018 Dakar Biennale under the direction of Simon Njami. She produced the editorial follow-up to the catalogue « Aujourd’hui », a retrospective for the World Bank in Yaoundé. In June 2020 she will curate the show « Sea(E)Scapes », by Euridice Kala, to be held at salon H, Paris (which received a state-issued grant from the Centre National des Arts plastiques, France). For the 2020 Kampala Biennale, she is mainly coordinating the funding and partnerships aspects of the project, alongside developing a symposium and publication.
KAB 20 Volunteers:
-to be appointed-