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: The festival exhibition will showcase a selection of artists from Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, South Sudan and Rwanda; five Ugandan curators, with South African curator Gabi Ngcobo’s curatorial advisory, will work with the artists to unearth, challenge and represent the unmapped, unplanned and unheard artisan traders of these countries’ major cities. The exhibition will consist of newly commissioned work, created in Kampala specifically for KLA ART 014
THE BODA BODA PROJECT: 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. The boda bodas will drive together through the city of Kampala, stopping at one key location each day to set up a unique temporary exhibition space. The boda boda becomes a vehicle to showcase the latest works of Ugandan artists, mapping the city, engaging directly with the public and showcasing the new and unseen ideas of Uganda’s contemporary artists.
MAPPING KLA’S ARTIST STUDIOS: 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 by Ugandan artists direct from their studio
Contact: email@example.com / 0785295822 to be part of the open studios network
All images and texts from KLA ART 014