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Mwamba Mulangala

23.05.2018 - Article

Mwamba Mulangala was the recipient of the Henry Tayali Award for Best Two-Dimensional Artist in Zambia in 1999 and holds the record of being the youngest visual artist to ever win this national award at the age of 23. Mwamba’s artwork is based on a personal inquiry into his society including the rights and responsibilities in the struggles of people to survive and thrive in communities and the relationships within and between them. This inquest includes the fight for access to equal opportunities, peace/conflict resolution and political retribution.

He has an Art Teachers’ Diploma with the Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce, a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art with the Zambian Open University and a Masters in Fine Art with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), United Kingdom. He lives in Lusaka and works as a visual arts teacher at the American International School of Lusaka.

Mwamba has had a number of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally (Zambia, Germany, Senegal, Perú, USA, UK and South Africa) and has attended artist residencies in Perú, Spain and South Africa. His artwork is part of permanent collections in the Dubuque Museum of Art in Iowa (USA) and the Museum of Art and Popular Traditions in Lima (Perú). Moreover, he was selected for the Dak’Art Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar (Senegal) in 2010. If you want to learn more about Mwamba Mulangala please find his contact details on the right. Some of the works displaying his artistic diversity are featured in our online Gallery.