Anette Mausberg

Jewelry Art/ Sculptor

She was born in Germany, where she did her apprenticeship as a Goldsmith. She later established her own business, creating her own designs. In 2002 she took up residence in Namibia where she found great stimulation for her interest in contemporary jewellery-making, resulting in an innovative way of shaping her designs. For her inspiration she uses gemstones as well as other materials from nature. Her love for design is reflected in her work, creating heirlooms for more than 30 years.

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Anette Mausberg

Jewelry Art/ Sculptor

She was born in Germany, where she did her apprenticeship as a Goldsmith. She later established her own business, creating her own designs. In 2002 she took up residence in Namibia where she found great stimulation for her interest in contemporary jewellery-making, resulting in an innovative way of shaping her designs. For her inspiration she uses gemstones as well as other materials from nature. Her love for design is reflected in her work, creating heirlooms for more than 30 years.

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Paul Kiddo

Artist

From a ‘street vendor’ to a well known artist across the country, Paul Kiddo is truly one of Namibia’s best painters. Kiddo, who was born in 1949 the southern village of Bethanien, is known for his naïve realism oil-paintings. Kiddo’s work is inspired by his love and passion for Namibia, its people, history, and the vast landscapes. This artist started his painting career by using leftover paint from his contracting work as a painter for local contractors. He would then sell his artwork at give-away prices on the streets of Windhoek. Today, Kiddo is well known for his naïve realism oil-paintings.

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Paul Kiddo

Artist

From a ‘street vendor’ to a well known artist across the country, Paul Kiddo is truly one of Namibia’s best painters. Kiddo, who was born in 1949 the southern village of Bethanien, is known for his naïve realism oil-paintings. Kiddo’s work is inspired by his love and passion for Namibia, its people, history, and the vast landscapes. This artist started his painting career by using leftover paint from his contracting work as a painter for local contractors. He would then sell his artwork at give-away prices on the streets of Windhoek. Today, Kiddo is well known for his naïve realism oil-paintings.

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Jacqui Jansen van Vuuren

Ceramics

I have found clay to be one of the most profound ways of subtly expressing aspects of my being that I am otherwise not willing to blatantly expose; communicating what is rather obvious, but concealed at the same time. This is never a preconceived notion for me, but rather a combination of techniques that subconsciously manifests into an extension of my being. From a physical aspect: clay is one of the very few mediums that is rather worthless as a material, but through artistic transformation and the firing process, becomes a ceramic object that is everlasting.

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Jacqui Jansen van Vuuren

Ceramics

I have found clay to be one of the most profound ways of subtly expressing aspects of my being that I am otherwise not willing to blatantly expose; communicating what is rather obvious, but concealed at the same time. This is never a preconceived notion for me, but rather a combination of techniques that subconsciously manifests into an extension of my being. From a physical aspect: clay is one of the very few mediums that is rather worthless as a material, but through artistic transformation and the firing process, becomes a ceramic object that is everlasting.

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Abniel Tangeni Enkali

Metal Sculptor

“I just came to realize that I’m just in foot print of Leonardo da Vinci geniuses” as an artist painter, sculptor, engineer and inventor. With my art I engage to work with eath founded material which considered as non-valueble material on mixed medium to l express impressionism, educate and integrate global to round the world and scientific work its a results of implementation from my imagination to dwell, explore and overcome daily life crisis into our lives. Work with ambition is my priority”  opportunities will tell!” Medium: Tin Can sculptures/paintings.

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Abniel Tangeni Enkali

Metal Sculptor

“I just came to realize that I’m just in foot print of Leonardo da Vinci geniuses” as an artist painter, sculptor, engineer and inventor. With my art I engage to work with eath founded material which considered as non-valueble material on mixed medium to l express impressionism, educate and integrate global to round the world and scientific work its a results of implementation from my imagination to dwell, explore and overcome daily life crisis into our lives. Work with ambition is my priority”  opportunities will tell!” Medium: Tin Can sculptures/paintings.

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Ras Gath

Metal Sculptor

 “My art is a product of my imagination and spiritual meditation in relation to my community and the universe.”
Born 1968 in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Living in Swakopmund.
Medium: Sculptures made out from recycled material/ paintings.
Ras Gath also supports art projects for under privileged children in Omaruru.

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Ras Gath

Metal Sculptor

 “My art is a product of my imagination and spiritual meditation in relation to my community and the universe.” Born 1968 in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Living in Swakopmund. Medium: Sculptures made out from recycled material/ paintings. Ras Gath also supports art projects for under privileged children in Omaruru.

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Stefanie Eins

Visual artist

“Art is a science for me. It is an ongoing experimental work of color and shapes.” Stefanie Eins was born in 1964 in Berlin, Germany and now works in Walvis Bay and Omaruru. She has two Master’s degrees in Fine Arts in Public Spheres, Academy for Design and Art, Luzern, Switzerland, as well as from the Academy of Arts, Berlin. In 2014 she created the Art & Design Department at the International School of Walvis Bay. She is an art consultant, lecturer in design, drawing and painting, and is well known for her paintings, installations and land art. Her works hang in private collections all over Europe, Africa and the USA.

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Stefanie Eins

Drawing/ Painting

“Art is a science for me. It is an ongoing experimental work of color and shapes.”
Stefanie Eins was born in 1964 in Berlin, Germany and now works in Walvis Bay and Omaruru. She has two Master’s degrees in Fine Arts in Public Spheres, Academy for Design and Art, Luzern, Switzerland, as well as from the Academy of Arts, Berlin. In 2014 she created the Art & Design Department at the International School of Walvis Bay. She is an art consultant, lecturer in design, drawing and painting, and is well known for her paintings, installations and land art. Her works hang in private collections all over Europe, Africa and the USA.

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Ilovu Homateni

Mixed media/ Graphic design

“I work through the medium of mixed media and graphic design, have exhibited locally and internationally. For the main part my work is concern with narrative. I invent unusual illustrations and present them as the truth, to question reality and to draw the viewers attention to the line they meet. Influenced by documentaries, news and real life situations. I search to acquire feather artistic influences by exploring more.”

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Ilovu Homateni

Mixed media/ Graphic design

“I work through the medium of mixed media and graphic design, have exhibited locally and internationally. For the main part my work is concern with narrative. I invent unusual illustrations and present them as the truth, to question reality and to draw the viewers attention to the line they meet. Influenced by documentaries, news and real life situations. I search to acquire feather artistic influences by exploring more.”

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Milena Rottok

Drawing/ Collage

“In search for my images I let randomly spinning traces guide my way: cosmic clouds, colourful short stories and animals in the shape of spheres emerged within the last year.”

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Milena Rottok

Drawing/ Collage

“In search for my images I let randomly spinning traces guide my way: cosmic clouds, colourful short stories and animals in the shape of spheres emerged within the last year.”

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Ndasuunye “Papa” Shikongeni 

Visual artist

Ndasuunje Shikongeni, popularly known as “Papa”, is an internationally and nationally recognized artist, as well as a storyteller, spiritual believer and leader in Namibia’s post-independence arts education and culture. “Papa” is a mutli-talented Namibian, promoting Namibian arts and culture through his prints, mixed media, and music. His works resonate ritual order and spirituality. Within Papa’s visual art and music one can see his technique of layering – in printmaking and in his music. His layering speaks to the layers of culture – traditional, tribal, urban, contemporary. “To me as an artist the job of the artist is to stir all the senses and thus provide new vision and new powers of adjusting to and relating to new situations in society. The artist must connect with his/her inner self and find that spirit of being and belonging; this will make you part of the world and the Universe at large.”

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Ndasuunye “Papa” Shikongeni 

Visual artist

Ndasuunje Shikongeni, popularly known as “Papa”, is an internationally and nationally recognized artist, as well as a storyteller, spiritual believer and leader in Namibia’s post-independence arts education and culture. “Papa” is a mutli-talented Namibian, promoting Namibian arts and culture through his prints, mixed media, and music. His works resonate ritual order and spirituality. Within Papa’s visual art and music one can see his technique of layering – in printmaking and in his music. His layering speaks to the layers of culture – traditional, tribal, urban, contemporary. “To me as an artist the job of the artist is to stir all the senses and thus provide new vision and new powers of adjusting to and relating to new situations in society. The artist must connect with his/her inner self and find that spirit of being and belonging; this will make you part of the world and the Universe at large.”

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Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Photography

“My objective in this work is to document an extraordinary art form – vernacular art and architecture in West Africa – that is not transportable and therefore not seen in museums around the world. It is an attempt to capture the unseen Africa, a glimpse into the homes and into the spirit of very proud and dignified peoples. In much the same way as I photographed the art of Ndebele women, I have drawn on my personal affinity for the art itself, for methods, design and form, rather than the socio-anthropological or political realities of a people or continent in dilemma. These images portray a unique tradition of Africa, a celebration of an indigenous rural culture in which the women are the artists and the home her canvas.”

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Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Photography

“My objective in this work is to document an extraordinary art form – vernacular art and architecture in West Africa – that is not transportable and therefore not seen in museums around the world. It is an attempt to capture the unseen Africa, a glimpse into the homes and into the spirit of very proud and dignified peoples. In much the same way as I photographed the art of Ndebele women, I have drawn on my personal affinity for the art itself, for methods, design and form, rather than the socio-anthropological or political realities of a people or continent in dilemma. These images portray a unique tradition of Africa, a celebration of an indigenous rural culture in which the women are the artists and the home her canvas.”

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Lok Kandjengo

Printmaking

Bold, stylized, assured printmaking is Kandjengo Lok’s signature, often capturing scenes of rural Namibian life. The son of a car mechanic, he grew up in the small village of Elyambala in the far North of namibia. Using a printmaking on cardboard is his medium of preference.

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Lok Kandjengo

Printmaking

Bold, stylized, assured printmaking is Kandjengo Lok’s signature, often capturing scenes of rural Namibian life. The son of a car mechanic, he grew up in the small village of Elyambala in the far North of namibia. Using a printmaking on cardboard is his medium of preference.

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Julia Hango

Visual artist/ Performance artist

JuliART is a Intersectional visual artivist, Performance artist, Queer black woman, a mother, and most Importantly a human being. She uses her art to shed light and speak on day to day issues around the Naked human body  and using it as a tool to combat stigmas around gender , identity, violence and sex. Many of her digitally created photographs are surreal and thought provoking as they are layered with movement and emotion that give the Artworks an exploratory three dimensional space, her performances are thought provoking and are manifestations of her inner being , expressed solely for healing purposes, healing the Artist and the Audience, using her body and that of any one else who she photographs as a weapon against patriarchy. 

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Julia Hango

Visual artist/ Performance artist

JuliART is a Intersectional visual artivist, Performance artist, Queer black woman, a mother, and most Importantly a human being. She uses her art to shed light and speak on day to day issues around the Naked human body  and using it as a tool to combat stigmas around gender , identity, violence and sex. Many of her digitally created photographs are surreal and thought provoking as they are layered with movement and emotion that give the Artworks an exploratory three dimensional space, her performances are thought provoking and are manifestations of her inner being , expressed solely for healing purposes, healing the Artist and the Audience, using her body and that of any one else who she photographs as a weapon against patriarchy. 

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Chris Johnston

Photography

“I seek solace in the fierce landscapes of Namibia, the sheer scale of them I find both humbling and restorative.  I strive for perfection in my work, both technical and creative. It never ever happens, sometimes when everything aligns I get close. I would lump my conceptual, editorial and satirical work in one bin, these images are generally triggered by an event in the news or are simply the result of some random thought that pops into my head when I’m meditating, like a thread I just keep on pulling it till I get to where it leads. My editorial work is a product of the news. Living as I do in the bubble that I have created, I am frequently stopped cold by some act that is played out in the news, and again it triggers a process that leads me to an image. I make a point of avoiding human suffering, I just don’t feel there is a need to record that. I strive to create art.”

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Chris Johnston

Photography

“I seek solace in the fierce landscapes of Namibia, the sheer scale of them I find both humbling and restorative.  I strive for perfection in my work, both technical and creative. It never ever happens, sometimes when everything aligns I get close. I would lump my conceptual, editorial and satirical work in one bin, these images are generally triggered by an event in the news or are simply the result of some random thought that pops into my head when I’m meditating, like a thread I just keep on pulling it till I get to where it leads. My editorial work is a product of the news. Living as I do in the bubble that I have created, I am frequently stopped cold by some act that is played out in the news, and again it triggers a process that leads me to an image. I make a point of avoiding human suffering, I just don’t feel there is a need to record that. I strive to create art.”

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Imke Engelhard

Jewellery Design

Jewellery – Natural, Simple Elegance
My jewellery is inspired by the Namibian wilderness and traditional adornments. Objects like feathers, seeds, pods in silver, gold and precious stones are handcrafted in my studio in Swakopmund. Playful formal aspects of my designs express simple elegance.Combining traditional African jewellery with European stylistic elements under the motto of “Jewellery – The connection between civilizations” TM is my vision. It serves to experience our common ground as beauty loving beings.

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Imke Engelhard

Jewellery Design

Jewellery – Natural, Simple Elegance
My jewellery is inspired by the Namibian wilderness and traditional adornments. Objects like feathers, seeds, pods in silver, gold and precious stones are handcrafted in my studio in Swakopmund. Playful formal aspects of my designs express simple elegance.Combining traditional African jewellery with European stylistic elements under the motto of “Jewellery – The connection between civilizations” TM is my vision. It serves to experience our common ground as beauty loving beings.

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Mateus Alfeus

Sculptor

A creative skill developed during a very young age, has now become not only bread and butter for Mateus Alfeus, but has also put him on the map as one of the country’s most promising upcoming artists. “I started exploring my surroundings for materials to work with and realised that scrap metal is found in abundance, especially on dumpsites and scrap yards.” Choosing my material in the end was a simple decision: … materials that were available to me … so it came that I majored in metal sculpting.”

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Mateus Alfeus

Sculptor

A creative skill developed during a very young age, has now become not only bread and butter for Mateus Alfeus, but has also put him on the map as one of the country’s most promising upcoming artists. “I started exploring my surroundings for materials to work with and realised that scrap metal is found in abundance, especially on dumpsites and scrap yards.” Choosing my material in the end was a simple decision: … materials that were available to me … so it came that I majored in metal sculpting.”

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Lynette Diergaardt

Mixed Media/ Textile Artist

Lynette has a Bachelor of Arts in Textile Studies and Fashion Studies from the University of Namibia. She recently graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Craft: Textiles from Kent State University, Ohio, U.S.A. Lynette currently lectures at the University of Namibia. Her focus in fiber art includes concepts on identity; memory; human relationships. She is a mixed media fiber artist.

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Lynette Diergaardt

Mixed Media/ Textile Artist

Lynette has a Bachelor of Arts in Textile Studies and Fashion Studies from the University of Namibia. She recently graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Craft: Textiles from Kent State University, Ohio, U.S.A. Lynette currently lectures at the University of Namibia. Her focus in fiber art includes concepts on identity; memory; human relationships. She is a mixed media fiber artist.

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Mitchell Gatsi

Experimental Sculptor

Mitchell is lauded as an up-and-coming experimental sculptor who is clearly determined to grow as he learns more and more while still sharing his practical knowledge of hand building and wheel working techniques. His works portrayed in clay show the day-to-day challenges and successes that powerful, provider and hardworking single mothers experience in raising their children. His collection of vessels shows his love for earthy natural shapes. Along with mastering the pinching technique, he found htat when sculpting, the creation of pinch pots and vessels followed naturally. 

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Mitchell Gatsi

Experimental Sculptor

Mitchell is lauded as an up-and-coming experimental sculptor who is clearly determined to grow as he learns more and more while still sharing his practical knowledge of hand building and wheel working techniques. His works portrayed in clay show the day-to-day challenges and successes that powerful, provider and hardworking single mothers experience in raising their children. His collection of vessels shows his love for earthy natural shapes. Along with mastering the pinching technique, he found htat when sculpting, the creation of pinch pots and vessels followed naturally. 

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Actofel Ilovu

Installation Artist

Actofel Ilovu is one of the key leading young artists in Namibia today. He started his career with graphic works including lino- and cardboard prints as well as works in pencil. He is now focusing his attention to conceptional installation art and sometimes goes back to his talent of smoke painting.  While studying he volunteered to give art classes at the Ontee Orphans and became an assistant curator and community organizer for the College of the Art in 2009. This is where his passion for curatorship began which he is practicing full time currently. 

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Actofel Ilovu

Installation Artist

Actofel Ilovu is one of the key leading young artists in Namibia today. He started his career with graphic works including lino- and cardboard prints as well as works in pencil. He is now focusing his attention to conceptional installation art and sometimes goes back to his talent of smoke painting.  While studying he volunteered to give art classes at the Ontee Orphans and became an assistant curator and community organizer for the College of the Art in 2009. This is where his passion for curatorship began which he is practicing full time currently. 

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Paulus Kambinda

Ceramics

Born in 1985 in Mupuni, near Rundu, Paulus is a ceramicist with no formal training but extensive talent. He can really make anything and everything. He grew up with his grandmother who inspired and encouraged him to work with clay from a very young age. She taught him everything he knows. When his grandmother couldn’t make pots any longer, he took over her trade and made his way to Windhoek to earn a living from the sales. Paulus believes making vessels, pots or tiles from clay is in his blood and therefore in his hands. 

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Paulus Kambinda

Ceramics

Born in 1985 in Mupuni, near Rundu, Paulus is a ceramicist with no formal training but extensive talent. He can really make anything and everything. He grew up with his grandmother who inspired and encouraged him to work with clay from a very young age. She taught him everything he knows. When his grandmother couldn’t make pots any longer, he took over her trade and made his way to Windhoek to earn a living from the sales. Paulus believes making vessels, pots or tiles from clay is in his blood and therefore in his hands. 

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Anne Lacheiner-Kuhn

Photography/ Installation and sculpture

Anne Lacheiner-Kuhn is a Namibian artist based in London who’s multidisciplinary practice has incorporated collage, video, photography, installation and sculpture. Her practise is focused on appropriation, remixing, recycling and sampling to creative narratives that explore memory, sexuality and identity. She has a keen interest in Documentary Photography and Contemporary African Art.

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Anne Lacheiner-Kuhn

Photography/ Installation and sculpture

Anne Lacheiner-Kuhn is a Namibian artist based in London who’s multidisciplinary practice has incorporated collage, video, photography, installation and sculpture. Her practise is focused on appropriation, remixing, recycling and sampling to creative narratives that explore memory, sexuality and identity. She has a keen interest in Documentary Photography and Contemporary African Art.

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Frieda Luehl

Jewellery Designer

Frieda is a Jewellery Designer and runs her studio Frieda Lühl Jewellery from her house in Windhoek, Namibia. Frieda mostly creates unique pieces in gold, silver and minerals. She enjoys working on commissions with a special person in mind and likes the idea that her clients own something unique. She likes using precious materials in combination with materials uncommon to jewellery making. Working with all these materials is the most exciting part of the process for her. Simply put, she likes making things.

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Frieda Luehl

Jewellery Designer

Frieda is a Jewellery Designer and runs her studio Frieda Lühl Jewellery from her house in Windhoek, Namibia. Frieda mostly creates unique pieces in gold, silver and minerals. She enjoys working on commissions with a special person in mind and likes the idea that her clients own something unique. She likes using precious materials in combination with materials uncommon to jewellery making. Working with all these materials is the most exciting part of the process for her. Simply put, she likes making things.

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Nicky Marais

Abstract Painter

Nicky Marais is a Namibian abstract painter. From a fascination with symbolic forms and political imagery, she has moved by degrees towards producing totally non-representational work. She begins each work without a preconceived idea and allows forms and colours to suggest the past. She uses numerous different media to paint on, shape or upcycle from. 

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Nicky Marais

Abstract Painter

Nicky Marais is a Namibian abstract painter. From a fascination with symbolic forms and political imagery, she has moved by degrees towards producing totally non-representational work. She begins each work without a preconceived idea and allows forms and colours to suggest the past. She uses numerous different media to paint on, shape or upcycle from. 

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Elisia Ngidishange

Mixed media sculptor/ Printmaker

Namibian born in Eenhana in 1981, Elisia is a mixed media sculptor and print maker. She graduated from the College of The Arts, Namibia, with a diploma in visual art. As a visual artist she found herself believing in certain materials and images like horns, human figures, clay and paper mache, she uses multiple materials, but clay and papier mache are her favorite. My work is meant to portray and reflect different aspects, from tradition to contemporary stations. “The idea and concept gives me the perfect draw of how to use my materials, making it easier for me to manipulate the mediums and give the conceptual meaning, while expressing my deep spiritual feelings, and enjoying the unexpected beauty of my work.”  

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Elisia Ngidishange

Mixed media sculptor/ Printmaker

Namibian born in Eenhana in 1981, Elisia is a mixed media sculptor and print maker. She graduated from the College of The Arts, Namibia, with a diploma in visual art. As a visual artist she found herself believing in certain materials and images like horns, human figures, clay and paper mache, she uses multiple materials, but clay and papier mache are her favorite. My work is meant to portray and reflect different aspects, from tradition to contemporary stations. “The idea and concept gives me the perfect draw of how to use my materials, making it easier for me to manipulate the mediums and give the conceptual meaning, while expressing my deep spiritual feelings, and enjoying the unexpected beauty of my work.”  

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Erik Schnack

Installation artist

Namibian artist Erik Schnack uses metals, wood and found materials to reveal a secret society, inspired by rural African and South Pacific art and not without a hint of humour. Erik Schnack Installation Taratantara Tower: A Visual Exploration of Diversity, Nationalism and Cooperation is an installation comprised of branches, traditional clothes, plastic tubes, shoe stretchers trumpet and hooter horns, is meant to evoke multilayered meanings in regard to our own future as Namibians. On the one hand, standing as a tower blowing its own horns, it may appear to be progressing into something majestic, or on the other hand as a structure falling into ruins. The clothes strewn over the tower’s armature make reference to our diverse language groups, while the stained plastic tubes recall our turbulent past. Remembering the blood that was shed and the vile atrocities committed, the Taratantara Tower also binds diverse cultures with imaginary umbilical chords and therewith urges for sustainable socio-political cooperation.

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Erik Schnack

Installation artist

Namibian artist Erik Schnack uses metals, wood and found materials to reveal a secret society, inspired by rural African and South Pacific art and not without a hint of humour. Erik Schnack Installation Taratantara Tower: A Visual Exploration of Diversity, Nationalism and Cooperation is an installation comprised of branches, traditional clothes, plastic tubes, shoe stretchers trumpet and hooter horns, is meant to evoke multilayered meanings in regard to our own future as Namibians. On the one hand, standing as a tower blowing its own horns, it may appear to be progressing into something majestic, or on the other hand as a structure falling into ruins. The clothes strewn over the tower’s armature make reference to our diverse language groups, while the stained plastic tubes recall our turbulent past. Remembering the blood that was shed and the vile atrocities committed, the Taratantara Tower also binds diverse cultures with imaginary umbilical chords and therewith urges for sustainable socio-political cooperation.

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Ismael Shivute

Metal sculptor

Isamel mainly works with scrap metal. Recycling found objects and creating a new beauty from them. In his work one can witness that extensive preparatory work in terms of materials used in goes into the making of his sculptures. When considering its form, detail and mass, it becomes evident that the work is highly-labour intensive and conceptual. The modeling and welding skills combined with the originality of the concept always make his pieces discussion pieces.

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Ismael Shivute

Metal sculptor

Isamel mainly works with scrap metal. Recycling found objects and creating a new beauty from them. In his work one can witness that extensive preparatory work in terms of materials used in goes into the making of his sculptures. When considering its form, detail and mass, it becomes evident that the work is highly-labour intensive and conceptual. The modeling and welding skills combined with the originality of the concept always make his pieces discussion pieces.

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John Kalunda

Mixed Media Artist

I specialise in creating new mixed media paintings and my passion is depicting Namibian urban and rural settlement images. Depict emotional landscapes of the people living in my community, through the use of found and natural objects in the surroundings around the community in two-dimensional formats.

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John Kalunda

Mixed Media Artist

I specialise in creating new mixed media paintings and my passion is depicting Namibian urban and rural settlement images. Depict emotional landscapes of the people living in my community, through the use of found and natural objects in the surroundings around the community in two-dimensional formats.

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Saara Nindelago Nekomba

Textile Designer

Saara Nekomba, has always been inspired by the traditional costumes worn by the aadonga people of Namibia.Her art work are created using beads, textiles and collages in an attempt to recreate the movements of traditional ceremonial dancers.She said: “I’ve always loved the vibrancy of colours in the clothes worn during our traditional ceremonies and so I wanted to convey that and the rhythm of dancing in my work.”A graduate from the Nambian College of the Arts, Saara now lives and works in swakopmund Saara says it’s not just about personal recognition but she says “being able to see other people’s work will inspire me to do better.

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Saara Nindelago Nekomba

Textile Designer

Saara Nekomba, has always been inspired by the traditional costumes worn by the aadonga people of Namibia.Her art work are created using beads, textiles and collages in an attempt to recreate the movements of traditional ceremonial dancers.She said: “I’ve always loved the vibrancy of colours in the clothes worn during our traditional ceremonies and so I wanted to convey that and the rhythm of dancing in my work.”A graduate from the Nambian College of the Arts, Saara now lives and works in swakopmund Saara says it’s not just about personal recognition but she says “being able to see other people’s work will inspire me to do better.

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Wilka Mumangeni

Textile Designer

“Being a visionary person, I feel it is an obligation of every Namibian to make his/her contribution towards the realisation of the national vision 2030. It is against this background that I continuously partake in national and international exhibitions. Taking part in exhibition does not only benefit me as an individual, but the whole nation. The artistic knowledge and skills I portray during exhibitions can be useful more specifically in the field of art.

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Wilka Mumangeni

Textile Designer

“Being a visionary person, I feel it is an obligation of every Namibian to make his/her contribution towards the realisation of the national vision 2030. It is against this background that I continuously partake in national and international exhibitions. Taking part in exhibition does not only benefit me as an individual, but the whole nation. The artistic knowledge and skills I portray during exhibitions can be useful more specifically in the field of art.

VENUE: OMUNTU GARDENS