Art from Uganda
Ugandan Artist, Ronex Ahimbisibwe,
is collected worldwide. Ronex shared his resume
with us which lists below some of his major accomplishments.
We do not sell prints of Ronex's artwork.
My visual journey mainly entails studio research in a quest to discover my own capabilities, strength and doubts by tapping into the magic of the subconscious.
Am always driven by one question, WHAT IF? I thrive on questions like what if I did this and that. What would be the outcome? It’s a joy in itself as one gets surprised by the process and reversal of known truths.
I believe expressing oneself creatively in whatever form isn't a straight line or shouldn't be limited by style, medium, rules and norms. In my view, creativity has no boundaries except those delimited by time and matter; one’s physical capacity for work in a quantifiable period of time-space. My desire has always been to create works that curiously blend in the fashion of the legendary double-edged sword: sophistication meeting naivety, chaos meeting order, beauty meeting ugliness, aesthetics meeting free expression and so on.
My art works has come to definitively embody my joy, frustration, inspiration and my perception into tangible objects.
In short my life’s journey as an artist (if I deserve to be called so) has become a self-portrait with symbols or forms that might echo that or otherwise.
Furthermore, my work seeks to explain and attempts to answer questions about methods and materials and the effects of texture on one’s perception.
The artworks include paintings, sculptures, woodcut prints, digital art and photography, furniture and mixed media installations.
A wide range of materials I use include: wood, bark cloth, paper, filler paste, glues and raisins, oil, outdoor paints, fiber glass, banana fibers, sand, oxides, aluminum, zinc, bronze, sisal, recycled steel and cloth.
Ronex Ahimbisibwe's Accomplishments:
Born in Rucence, Uganda. Age: 46
Education: 1998-2001: Bachelor’s Degree of Industrial and Fine Arts (BIFA) at Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, Kampala
Countries exhibited in include: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Germany, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Bulgaria, Belgium, England, Slovenia, USA, Australia & Spain
AWARDS AND GRANTS:
2015 “Sleepless Nights,” Afri-art gallery,Kampala
2014 “Circles, Triangles Squares, Rectangles” Afri-Art Gallery,Kampala
2013 “Inspired by the Archive,” Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, German
2012 Artwork of the Day: "A World without Him" Art Expo New York Abaato award by Tulifanya Gallery
2012 Order in chaos, Nafasi Art Gallery, Tanzania
2012 Ten years of creating or wolokoso in 4 art spaces in Kampala
Afriart Gallery, MishMash, Makerere Art Gallery/IHCR, Fasfas Art
2014 Klaart festival, Boda Boda Project, Kampala
2014 Kampala Art Biennale, Kampala
2014 Turning Point with Ugandan and Norwegian students, National Theatre
2013 Africa Now, Bonhams, London
2012 Four Contemporary Ugandan Artists, Burning House, Spain
2012 Bonham Art Auction, London, UK
2011 Signature Art Exhibition, Kabira Country Club, Kampala
2011 Controversial Art Exhibition, Afriart Gallery, Kampala
2011 Fireworks Annual Art Exhibition, Chartis Offices, Kampala
2011 Art Expo, New York, USA
2009 Africa Now, Worldbank, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Kampala Art Bsiennale, Kampala
2013 Africa Now, Bonhams, London
2012 Contemporary Uganda artists, Spain
Uganda's Top 10 Contemporary Artists and Where to Find Them
Ronex: Artist personified by Mildred Apenyo, in Proggie, December 3, 2012.
Kampala Contemporary Art Festival: Setting new trends in art exhibitions by Elizabeth Namakula, in Start, November 2012.
Ronex celebrating his 10 years: New faces + new direction by Serubiri Moses, in Start, Aug 2012.
Naked truths about Ronex by Dominic Muwanguzi, in The Independent, 06 July 2012.
Ahimbisibwe makes a decade in art by John Vianney Nsimbe, in The Observer, 05 July 2012.
Ronex, L'Uomo Vogue, May-June 2012.
Bonhams 1793/ ronex Ahimbisibwe ( Ugandan, born 1977) 'am Solo'
The Twentyfour-Seven Artist: An interview with Ronex Ahimbisbwe by Thomas Bjørnskau, Start, July 2011.
Ronex Ahimbisibwe: "It's the hardliners who survive" by Douglas Gorney, convozine, Mar 9, 2011.
RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS
2014 Photography workshop with Sam Hopkins, Makerere University
2013 Curators workshop, at 32° east, Kampala
2013 Mash up the archive-residency at IwalewaHaus,Bayreuth, Germany
2012 Visionary Africa - Art at work, Workshop, Uganda Museum, Kampala
2010 Sculpture Symposium, Erfurt, Germany 2008 HIFA, Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe
Art residency at Künstlerhaus, Schwarndorf, Germany