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. She is interested in the convergence of typologies and the archive to communicate her work. 

Bathsheba views her work as a form of aesthetic justice, often showing the work at the sites of her research and to audiences often overlooked. 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. 

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

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

She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics' Firoz Lalji Center for Africa working on an artist book about love in the aftermath of war in Northern Uganda.

Contact: bathshebaokwenje[at]

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