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Bio

I am a Ugandan-born, Rotterdam-based visual artist interested in enlivening unofficial and official archives.  I migrated from Uganda to the Netherlands in my youth; carrying personal and collective cultural memories about my homeland. These recollections are fertile ground for creating plural narratives in conversation with the Western cultural contexts I inhabit.

With a personal engagement of the body as an archive, I enjoy studying oral records, intangible forms of cultural heritage, and craft practices, among other sources, to build plural worlds that are sometimes presented as multi-media installations encompassing sculpture, moving images, and performance.

Residency

2022: Amant Foundation, New York, U.S.A  

2021: Triangle-Asterides, Marseilles, France

Education

2018-2020: MA Fine Art (Cum Laude)  Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2016-2017: BA Fine Art (Honour's Program) Propedeuse, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2008-2012: BBA, International School of Business & École Supérieure de Commerce, Montpellier, France 

Selected Exhibitions & * Film Screening

Present -2026

  •  Collection research & commission, Textile Museum, Tilburg, NL

2024​​

2023​​​

  • Unbalanced Power relations (Ladderkast Project) curated by Mirjam Westen, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam, NL

  • That which chases away sorrow, two-person presentation with Kitty Maria, Singular Art Gallery, Art Rotterdam, NL 

  • Prospects, Art Rotterdam, NL 

  • When things are beings, Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

2022

  • *An Invitation for liveness, For Your Reference, Amant, New York, U.S.A

  • When things are beings, Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL 

  • A Door Ajar, Singing, Shimmer, Rotterdam, NL  

  • Singing off KeySingular Art Gallery, Nijmegen (Solo) 

  • Unfair22 Amsterdam, NL  (Solo

  • Heks, Artphy, Groningen, NL

  • *Rencontres Internationales Paris, FR & Berlin, GR

2021

  • *25th Afrika Film festival, Leuven, BE 

  • Ateliers Portes Ouvertes, Triangle-Asterides, Marseilles, FR

  • Material Context, Het Archief, Rotterdam, NL, curated by Nathalie Haartjes & Danny Giles.

  • *Tent Online Cinema, Tent Rotterdam, NL

  • On Display, Print& Play Group Exhibition, curated by Marieke van den Belt & Thieu Custers

  • *Possessed, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, GR

  • Unbound Anthologies, a two-person exhibition with Katrina Niebergal, Available and the Rat, Rotterdam

2020​

  • *A house of Many Parts, curated by Lucas Morin, Goethe Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Modern Day Griots and Tapped Train Conversations, a two-person exhibition with Kateřina Gabriel Konarovská), Expoplu Experiment, Curated by Fenne Saedt, Post, NL

  •  Daybed, Weelde, curated by KONTRA Rotterdam, NL

  • * We are Living Monuments, 66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, GR 

Grants + Awards

2023

  • Mondriaan Project Grant

2022

  • Amarte Fonds

2021

  • Guido Huysmans Young African Film Maker Award (Nominee)

  • Mondriaan Stipend for Emerging Artists (Werkbijdrage Jong Talent) 

2020​

  • Willem De Kooning Master Research Award 

  • Putsebocht Award

  • African Culture Fund

2019​

  • Stichting Vivace project grant

2018

  • KLA Public Art Commission

2016 - 2017

  • ArtEZ Academic Merit scholarship 

Conversations

2023

2021

2019​

2018

  • Legacy: An Artist and literary Panel discussion organized byWritivism in collaboration with KLA ART, the Square, Kampala.

Bibliography

2022

2021​​

  • Material Context review, Metropolis Mag

  • Don't touch, Artist publication

2020

  • Mister Motley

  • Melkweg Expo

  • Frames of Loss and Memory, An Interview with Christine Ayo. Art for social justice, Tijschrijft Kunstlicht

2019

  • Speaking with Others - An Interview with Pussy Riot, APRIA digital publication, ArtEZ.

  • Twaalf Vrouwen Een Stem, Gelderlander 

  • Alle Vrouwen Een Stem, Nieuwe Veluwe  

  • Trendbeheer

2018

  • Voicing Entebbe Artbook 

  • Art Monthly UK, November issue   

  • Studium Generale ArtEZ podcast contributor about diversity in art practices and institutions.     

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