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Official Announcement: KLA ART 014 Featured Artists Selection

As an official media supporter of KLA ART 2014, Art South Africa is proud to announce the list of KLA ART 014’s, Kampala Contemporary Festival’s selected artists. 

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KLA ART 014 is Kampala’s biennial contemporary art festival.  Throughout the month of October, the festival will showcase contemporary artists from Uganda and Uganda’s neighbouring countries to the public. This year’s theme is Unmapped; who are the unheard voices of our cities? How can we represent and celebrate the unseen urban-dweller?

Festival Exhibition artists:
 
Dennis Muraguri (KE)
Francis X. Nnaggenda (UG)
Helen Nabukenya (UG)
Helen Zeru (ETH)
Mulugeta Gebrekidan (ETH)
Paul Bukenya Katamiira (UG)
Paul Ndunguru (TZ)
Tony Cyizanye (RW)
Vithois Mwilambwe (DRC)
Vivian Mugume (UG)
 

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Helen Nabukenya, one of the selected exhibiton artists from Uganda. Taken from www.artpunchstudio.com
 
Boda Boda Project artists (all from Ugada): 
 

Anest Gabriel Shaloom

Babirye Leilah                  

DAPU

Derrick Komakech

Kino Musoke

Grace Sarah

Joshua Godwin Kagimu

Reagan Kandole

Simon Katumba                 

Kizito Mbuga

Immy Mali and Ian Mwesiga

Sandra Suubi Nakitto and Enock Kagga Kalule

Adonias Ocom Ekuwe

Ogwang Jimmy John

Papa Shabani

Petro

Richard Wasike

Ronex Ahimbisibwe

Stacey Gillian Abe

Xenson

 

The festival is made up of three areas:

The festival exhibition will showcase a selection of artists from Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, South Sudan and Rwanda; five Ugandan curators, under the advisory of South African curator Gabi Ngcobo.

The Boda Boda Project is a selection of twenty Ugandan artists who will create artworks in, on or with a boda boda motorcycle taxi; one of the most iconic elements of Kampala-life.

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One day workshop leading to a Boda Boda Project in Fort Portal, Uganda. Image Credit: Bwette Daniel Gilbert, courtesy of 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust.

An open studios network running throughout the festival will allow visitors to travel through Kampala on a KLA ART 014 matatu to ‘Unmap’ artworks, ideas and creations form the artist’s studios. 

KLA_ART 014 will run from 4 October – 31 October 2014.