All the Artists from IVUKA Art Centre in Kacyiru, Kigali / Rwanda received
The NALA Project Certificate of Participation.
Thank you to:
Bonfils Ngabonziza ( top center )
Isakari Umuhire , Jean Baptiste Rukundo, JMV Munezero (center from left to right)
Dolph Kayitankore, Abraham Nuru ( front from left to right )
Thanks to the Artists from the IVUKA Art Centre in Kacyiru, Kigali / Rwanda for participate in The NALA Project. Thank you for your Interest and your effort.
The Artists are: JMV Munezero, Dolph Kayitankore, Jean Baptiste Rukundo and Isakari Umuhire (from left to right)
Not in the Photo are: Abraham Nuru and Bonfils Ngabonziza.
Among Rwanda’s thousand hills, UMUHIRE Isakari was born on a plain in 1990.
As a young man his favourite pastime was to imitate a portrait of his father hung on the wall of the family home. As he aged, his innate talents shone through: during classes at school, teachers frequently asked him to illustrate their lessons through his drawings, which he did with much enthusiasm.
Eager to refine his skills, he pursued a Bachelor of Industrial Art and Design at St. Lawrence University in Kampala, Uganda.
Today, based in Kigali, his artwork primarily revolves around issues in Rwandan society, but also aims to reflect the surrounding beauty of local culture and people. Isaac currently leads a team of muralists, as an elected Artist Representative within local public-arts organization Kurema Kureba Kwiga.
He has worked with a range of art galleries across Rwanda, selling works to private collectors and showing through public collections and exhibitions including:
2015 Dec. - One Voice, Embassy of the U.S.A Kigali
2015 Nov. - The Metamorphosis, Ivuka Arts Kigali Gallery
2015 Apr. - Black Shades, Kigali Serena Hotel
2014 Sept. - Traces of the Past; Signs of the future, Venice Collection
The talented contemporary artist dreams to one day be able to witness the positive impact of his artwork; to see his work touch and inspire others.
On a broader level, he wishes to see more art schools, studios and galleries opening their doors in Rwanda, as well as an art museum.
Umuhire Isakari • Kigali, Rwanda • +250 722 859 173 • firstname.lastname@example.org
More of Umuhire’s work can be viewed via:
Ngabonziza Bonfils (b. 1989) is a self-taught Rwandan artist specializing in murals and children’s book illustrations.
He began drawing from a young age and pursued his creativity despite the arts being very unfamiliar within his family.
Upon completing his education with a focus in Construction, he decided to follow his passion for the arts from 2010 and began painting from local arts studios.
By 2013 Ngabonziza began exploring the world of public art and started creating community-based murals across Rwanda in partnership with local organization Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga.
In 2014 Ngabonziza worked as an illustrator on the “Know Zone Rwanda” educational television series for children. Throughout 2014 and 2015, he successfully led the design and development of many large-scale pieces and has subsequently been building a portfolio of murals including commissioned works at restaurants, schools, community centers and more.
He has actively produced and exhibited works for galleries and events across Kigali, including:
My Democracy; exhibition of the Embassy of the United States of America in Rwanda; 2014
Celebration of Martin Luther King Event at the US Ambassador’s Residence; 2014
Metamorphosis; 4 person group show at Ivuka Arts Kigali, featuring a series of Ngabonziza’s murals addressing the lives and rights of street children; November 2015
One Voice; featured artist in large group show examining issues of gender based violence, supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Rwanda; December 2015
More of Ngabonziza’s work can be seen online: www.facebook.com/nbonfils1/
The artist can be contacted through: email@example.com or +250 782 026 687
latest update: 30.January 2020
NALA visits Ecuador and Peru.
Long-distance cyclist André Pilz from Kassel, Germany will be visit with his NALA art project the countries of Ecuador and Peru.
André and Nala cycled approximately 16,500 km in 3 years
from South Africa to Ethiopia.
On the road, they met 119 artists from 15 countries, who
supported the Project with more then 160 NALA Artworks.
Now they going to South America and looking for painters
and sculptors support the NALA project.
NALA is a little African girl who had the dream
traveling behind the mountains and escaping from home
to explore the world by bicycle.
The artists tell NALA's travel story through
works of art that are shown in traveling exhibitions.
There have already been 8 Art exhibitions in Africa and Europe.
If you want to participate in the NALA global art project,
write me an email or a message on Facebook.
NALA met Friends in Addis Ababa
The Ethiopian Artist Zelalem Merga with NALA, during our Cycling Trip in October 2019 through Ethiopia.
NALA and the unknown Objects 1
" The Vacuum cleaner"
NALA has a writer´s block.
painted by André Pilz, 120cm x 100cm, acrylic and dutch metal on canvas
Today I really wanted to start writing my book, but somehow I could not think of anything.
I had so many thoughts flying through my head, but I did not know how to start.
I put things on the table to inspire, but somehow I can not get started.
In any case, I already have the title.
"My little purple bike".
Maybe I'll start writing tomorrow.
Good Night, Friends
latest update: 31.Januar 2020
NALA needs your HELP
NALA Art sales support vital surgical costs.
11 unique NALA portraits are now for sale for a good cause.
My friend and "NALA Artist" George Ngaruiya from Ngecha, (Nairobi) Kenya, needs urgently around 40.000 ksh (400 euro) for a very urgent vital operation of his son Stephen.
I want to help him and that´s why 11 NALA paintings are now for sale for the price as little as 85 Euro each.
Now YOU can help with your purchase to support Stephen.
All other donations are also very welcome and highly appreciated.
Each painting is 30cm x 30cm, acrylic on canvas with high gloss detailed varnish, dutch melatl silver and certificate of authenticity.
Please answer with the number of the Painting you like to purchase.
I will send you the painting and the details of my account.
If you in Kenya, you can donate to George direct.
Many Thanks in advance.
Yours NALA and André Pilz
NALA ART Booklet ready for Download
The NALA ART Booklet is now available as PDF File for download.
Selected Artists show amazing NALA Artworks from southern and east Africa.
NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Germany.
This Video shows André´s and Nala´s artistic bicycle Journey through Africa.
The titles are in german language, but there are very nice photos to see.
Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSkB-UHgOeo
It will be lovely if you can leave a comment about the NALA Project here: Opinion about The NALA Project.
Thank you very much
Yours NALA and André
I am currently in: Kassel / Germany
Tel. +49 176 4382 7985
+ André and NALA are back in Germany to promote
The NALA Project and their Artists. Searching new Exhibition Space.
We will start in February to our NALA Art Project Cyclingtrip through Ecuador and Peru
Cycled kilometer: 16.425 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
You can also find NALA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNalaProject
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