Martin Kharumwa

Uganda - Photography & Digital

Martin Kharumwa

  • AGE : 38
  • COUNTRY of residence : Uganda
  • CITY : Kampala
  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE : Photographer, Digital Artist

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A few words about your artistic journey

I’m driven by my curiosity and photography was the first medium that resonated with me and that curiosity led me to freelance photography where I’ve been afforded the privilege to have access to and be part of a legacy of storytellers and image makers on the continent.

How long have you been an artist ?

I’ve been an artist for 10 years, though it’s hard to say where life and art start and finish, I think the digital revolution afforded me the tools to develop new mediums.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

When the pandemic prompted lockdowns I was working with artists on KLAART festival, which was inevitably postponed, and wanted to create but with minimal contact. The grant offered the opportunity to facilitate the research and execution of a project that allows me to work remotely and develop a new skill.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

My primary objective is developing an accessible creative commons collection of revised and remixed illustrations that are inspired by African archives. I’m also excited about developing digital animation skills.

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