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Robinah Nansubuga

Robinah Nansubuga (b. 1986) is an independent curator born in Masaka, Uganda. Nansubuga started her artistic career in 2004, as a cultural supervisor at Ndere cultural centre, where she moved to Afriart Gallery as a sales representative/ assistant curatorial administrator. After organising several solo and group exhibitions she then became the curator and gallery manager of Fas Fas art gallery in Kampala. She then moved on to being the project manager of 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust, a centre for contemporary art in Kampala, until 2015.

Nansubuga is also the initiator of Ekyoto (bonfire) an independent project that is a discussion platform for critiquing, confronting and storytelling of the Ugandan traditions. She is a voted committee member of arterial network Uganda that is a network to promote and develop arts and culture in Uganda among others.

Whilst being employed by art institutions and through social communication, cultural information and self directed improvement of learning, Nansubuga has curated many exhibitions inside and outside Uganda. In particular, she was a co-curator for KLA ART 014 Contemporary Art Festival and was invited as a guest curator judge at the National Civil Society Organisation competitions ‘Our country, our dignity, my duty’ in 2013. In 2015, she was one of the curators for the Framer Framed group exhibition Simuda Nyuma – Forward Ever Backward Never, along with Andrea Stultiens. In 2018, she was the artistic director of MTN Nyege Nyege,  a festival organized with grants from the British Council.

Nansubuga has facilitated a workshop at the Bayimba Arts Journalism training on visual art, and she is a former participant at the 2013 Independent curators international workshop in Johannesburg. She was invited as a conference speaker on heritage at the Yango biennale. She is currently based in Kampala, Uganda.


Exhibitions


Simuda Nyuma – Forward Ever Backward Never. Foto: Lara Tompa

Exhibition: Simuda Nyuma – Forward Ever Backward Never

A contemporary interpretation of missing documents in an Ugandan archive of Ham Mukasa. Curated by Robinah Nansubug and Andrea Stultiens

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