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
latest update: 5. June 2018
NALA gets a little Brother
( painted by David Thuku ( Brush to Art studio) Nairobi, Kenya )
You are already looking forward to the "little surprise" I have for you?
Some of you have guessed it.
I get a little brother. I'm so curious. I hope he is cool and relaxed to travel with him later and show him the world out there.
More stories from the my new little brother, i will write you later.
At the end of the year, we will travel to South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and maybe even Ethiopia before continuing on Bicycle through West Africa.
latest update: 7. May 2018
NALA is back in Switzerland.
NALA visited Friends in the Italian part of Switzerland ( Tessin )
Now she freezing a bit, because she is still in her summer clothes. It is not cold at all, but the snow is still 2 meter high in Bosco Gurin, approx 1500 meter above sea level.
NALA Diashow auf Youtube
Hallo Freunde von NALA.
Auf Youtube gibt es jetzt das kleine Video zu sehen, was während der NALA Ausstellung gezeigt wurde.
Folgt diesem link:
Über ein Feedback würde ich mich sehr freuen. Dieses könnt Ihr hier: Opinion about The NALA Project hinterlassen
NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Leipzig. 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 is working very hard to raise money for the next cycling Tour in West Africa.
+ searching new space for more NALA Exhibitions.
NALA and André are busy organizing Events to show the NALA Artworks from eastern and southern Africa.
More updates soon.
We will continue our NALA Project Cycling Tour
end of 2018
Cycled kilometer: 16.025 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
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