Bathsheba Okwenje

Lives and works in Fort Portal, Uganda


2018 | KLA ART 2018, Kampala, Uganda

2017 | The Following Scenes Will Be Deleted, UnionDocs, NY, USA (with Radha May)

2016 | When The Towel Drops, Fabbrica Del Vapore, Milan, Italy (with Radha May)

2015 | Labor of Love, 250 Varet , NY, USA (with Radha May)

2014 | When The Towel Drops Vol 1 | Italy, Granoff Center for the Arts, RI, USA (with Radha May)

2013 | Document, Document, Document, Sol Koffler Gallery, RI, USA

2013 | HERS, The Attic Gallery, Delhi, India

2012 | ICASA, Cape Town International Convention Center, Cape Town, South Africa

2012 | Not Me, Not Mine, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012 | Not Me, Not Mine, Namib-CulturalCentre, Windhoek, Namibia

2003 | Something out of Nothing, World Summit on Information Society, Geneva, Switzerland

Selected Public Art Works

2018 | Gang Kikome and Other Things We Left Behind, Uganda National Museum, Kampala Uganda

2014 | Sweet Angel,  Providence Rhode Island

2013 | Reminiscence, Delhi, India

2013 | Adda Baazi,  Delhi, India

2013 | Ashobi, Delhi, India; Johannesburg, South Africa; Kampala, Uganda

Lectures and Conference Panels

2018 | The Grammar of Images: When Art Speaks Back, Uganda National Museum, Kampala, Uganda

2014 | Nile Mansions Hotel, Document, Document, Document, Rhode Island School of Design, RI, USA

2014 | Colonial Archives, Brown University, RI, USA

2014 | Archiving a Revolution, Left Forum, NY, USA

2013 | Working on Gender Complexities, InFocus, RI, USA

2013 | On Failure, A Better World By Design, RI USA


Rhode Island School of Design, Co-Lecturer, AestheticJournalism

Awards / Citations / Grants / Residencies

2018 | Residency: London School of Economics / Uganda Arts Trust, Kampala, Uganda

2018 | Press Interview: The Collective Unearthing: Censored Scenes from Post War Italian Cinema, Contemporary and, 19/03/18

2016 | Editorial: Interivew With Radha May: A Global Collective With a Single Identity, Camera Obscura, Vol 31 No. 3, Duke University Press

2016 | Citation: The Community as Studio, South Asia Women’s Collective

2014 | Award: Creative Art Council Grant

2014 | Award: Rhode Island School of Design, Graduate Studies Grant

2013 | Fellowship: Maharam Steam Fellowship for gender and sexual violence in India

2013 | Fellowship: RISD Digital + Media Department Fellowship

2012-14 | Award: Presidential Scholarship

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