Organisers

KLA ART 012 is organized by a group of the permanent art venues and institutions in Kampala, Uganda:

  • 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust
    32° East Ugandan Arts Trust is a supportive network for contemporary visual arts in Uganda. Based in the capital Kampala, the Trust will provide artists with studio space and exhibition space, local and international workshops, residencies and artist-led outreach projects.
  • Afriart Gallery
    Afriart Gallery is a focal point of Kampala’s artistic community and provides wonderful spaces to showcase the exquisite art of Uganda. The gallery shows the best of African fine art. It serves individual and corporate clients, from experienced collectors to visitors seeking to expand their knowledge and or collection of contemporary African Art. 
  • AKA Gallery at Tulifanya house
    AKA Gallery is a private gallery, located on 28 Hannington Road, Kampala. The programme of monthly exhibtions is promoting mainly Ugandan, at times also other East African Artists. The gallery also keeps some artist’s portfolios. It tries to be quite strict in the selection of art works in order to get the best from the artists. 
  • Alliance Française
    Alliance Française Kampala is a local non-profit association based in Kampala since 1954. Its aim is to promote French as a foreign language, as well as to promote local culture through music, film, visual art, among others. Besides collaborating with local events (exhibition, concerts and festival), it also hosts exhibitions and concerts in its own premises. AFK is located together with Goethe-Zentrum Kampala.
  • Goethe Zentrum Kampala
    Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/Ugandan German Cultural Society (GZK/UGCS) is an apolitical and non-profit organization. The major aim is to carry out and promote cultural activities and offer language courses in German as well as in Ugandan local languages. Through these programmes, the GZK/UGCS wants to strengthen the growth of bilateral cooperation between the people of Uganda and Germany.
  • Makerere Art Gallery/IHCR
    Makerere Art Gallery/Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration is the university gallery and a research institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, which is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, exhibition and research of art from Uganda and East Africa. Founded in 1969 the gallery collects and exhibits visual art works at its location on the campus of the renowned Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts.
  • Nommo Gallery
    Nommo Gallery, founded and established in 1964 by the 1959 Act of Parliament, is Uganda’s National Art Gallery and a component of the Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC). Nommo Gallery features exhibitions of works of art by both Ugandan and foreign artists. It boasts of an impressive assortment of art masterpieces from paintings, batiks (tie-and-dye), ceramics, art prints, photographs and sculptors, among others.
  • Uganda Museum
    The Uganda Museum is a government institution whose purpose is to identify, collect, document, preserve, present and promote all forms of culture including the artistic works of the people of this country. The Uganda Museum has been at this service since 1908. Apart from identifying and purchasing works of art for National collection, the Uganda Museum also holds temporary exhibitions where artists can sell their works to the public.

The cooperation between and amongst these eight art venues and institutions to host the KLA ART 012 is regulated in a jointly signed Memorandum of Understanding. This MOU is registered in the Register of Documents of the Register of Companies, Uganda as no. 2412 of 2012, stamped February 29th 2012.

Stakeholders committee (representing supporting venues and cultural institutions)

  • Daudi Karungi, Afriart Gallery
  • Josephine Mukasa, AKA Gallery at Tulifanya house
  • Venny Nakazibwe, Makerere Art Gallery/IHCR
  • Jacquline Amphaire, Nommo Gallery
  • Rose Mwanja, Uganda Museum
  • Jean-Jacques Bernabé, Alliance Française
  • Caro Christgau, Goethe Zentrum Kampala
  • Rocca Gutteridge, 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust
  • Nicola Elphinstone, 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

Working committee (responsible for operations and curating)

Click here to read about the Working Committee of KLA ART 012.

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