Donald Wasswa
Born 1984 in Kampala, Uganda
Lives and works in Kampala, Uganda
Donald Wasswa is a Ugandan contemporary artist based in Kampala where he runs Artpunch Studio. Wasswa’s work encourages conversations about the influence of science and technology in modern societies. He uses actual events to influence his research, which rely on spontaneous encounters with objects. These objects are carriers of memories of places that he claims as art materials. The objects later undergo various forms of interference by carving, assembling, and arranging, which then result in sculptures, 3D paintings, and installations.  Wasswa studied sculpture at Kyambogo University. His practice has evolved to encompass sculpture, painting, and performance. He was the 2016 recipient of the merit award in the Absa L’Atelier competition. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Uganda and abroad, including: Zikunta, Kampala, 2016; To Live is to Become, Afriart Gallery, Kampala, 2017; and, in 2019, he participated in the inaugural International Biennial of Sculpture of Ouagadougou.
Donald Wasswa, Naluggwa, 2022, Albizia, ebony, and copper, 57 x 26 x 18 cm.Courtesy of Circle Art Gallery.

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