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 • email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or +250 782 026 687
NALA Artwork by Carlos Romero ( Colombia )
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... tuya NALA.
NALA Artwork by Giovany Novoa ( Ecuador )
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NALA in CUBA with Friends.
Hello friends of NALA.
In all the years when I traveled the world with my doll, NALA, she got always new clothes in every country, which were sewn for her in numerous countries.
Now she even has more clothes than me, and today I present you exclusively, NALA's new dress from Cuba.
The artist Yailin Morales from Nuevo Paz, CUBA sewed the new dress for NALA with a lot of love, devotion and arrangement.
It was created with absolute love and perfectly handcrafted.
Many Thanks, Yailin for this wonderful Summer-dress.
Hola amigos de Nala.
En todos los años en que viajé por el mundo con mi muñeca, NALA, siempre consiguió ropa nueva en todos los países, que le cosían en numerosos países.
Ahora incluso tiene más ropa que yo.Y hoy les presento en exclusiva, el nuevo vestido de NALA desde Cuba.
El artista Yailin Morales de Nuevo Paz, CUBA cosió el vestido nuevo para NALA con mucho amor, devoción y arreglo.
Fue creado con absoluto amor y perfectamente hecho a mano.
Muchas gracias, Yailin por este maravilloso vestido de verano.
NALA and Graffity Ana by Richard Scott
Richard Scott is a very well known international British artist who lives in Cape Town. He refined my 2013 NALA painting with his Grafitty Ana.
I visited Richard in his studio in Cape Town in 2019.
He was immediately enthusiastic about my NALA Project and enhanced my little NALA painting with his art.
This NALA painting is now hanging from
22. October 2020 - 10. January 2021 in the
Zeitz Mocaa Art Museum in Cape Town in a special exhibition. "Home is where Art is"
A Big "Thank you" goes to Andrea Schachler. She helped me so much, that this Painting found the way to the Art Exhibition at Zeitz Mocaa. Thank you, Andrea.
Hello friends of NALA.
please see Article here: Nala helps
You will surely remember the NALA Corona Art artworks by Joan Otieno from Nairobi, Kenya.
With the help of my NALA Project, the Kenyan Artist Joan Otieno sold small NALA artworks for over 400 euros. (40,000 ksh)
Many thanks to the buyers from Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Each sale ensured that everyone had enough rice and beans or corn porridge and vegetables to eat, and the Warembo Wassani Art Center continued to help underprivileged children improve their future.
Unfortunately, these small NALA artworks are still in Kenya and could not yet be sent to Germany due to Corona and high-cost transport costs.
DHL asked for an amount of 300 Euros for 6 kg of recycling art.
If you are flying from Kenya to Germany or Switzerland in the near future, please let me know.
Maybe you can bring the NALA Art package with you.
Thank you for reading.
The NALA Art Project.
Here you can see more photos from the new NALA art exhibition in Quito, Ecuador.
follow this link: NALA in Quito
Aquí puedes ver más fotos de la nueva exhibición de arte de NALA en Quito, Ecuador.
siga este enlace: NALA en Quito
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 Quito, Ecuador
Exhibition in Quito and a Cycling tour through Ecuador.
Cycled kilometer total for the NALA Project: 17.425 km
Cycled Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe,
Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cuba, Ecuador.
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