Bathsheba Okwenje (b.1973) is a Ugandan artist currently living in Rwanda.

Her practice involves interdisciplinary research and creation at the intersection of information practices and aesthetics.  Through the prism of love, dislocation, and the everyday, her work investigates hidden histories, the interior lives of people and the interactions between them.

Bathsheba is interested the convergence of typologies and the archive to communicate her work. She positions it as a knowledge register, showing the work at the sites of her research and to audiences often overlooked.

Before embarking on her art practice, Bathsheba spent 15 years working with the United Nations on global and regional, rights-based responses to the HIV epidemic and health inequities.

Her work has appeared in the streets of Delhi, Gulu, Johannesburg, Kampala, Oslo, and Providence; it has been exhibited in community centers and institutions as well as in art shows and galleries around the world. 

Bathsheba is a founding member of the artist collective Radha May.

She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

She is currently working on an artist book about love in the aftermath of war in Northern Uganda.

Contact: bathshebaokwenje[at]gmail.com

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