Letaru Dralega seeks to explore identity in her work by investigating family history, a connection to the ancestors, and trauma that stems from a colonial legacy on the continent. Dralega deconstructs her own identity as a product of colonization, born from a British-Jamaican mother and Ugandan father, to interrogate the relevance of past trauma in the potential for healing for the future.
Abias Muhumuza devoted his residency to developing a new artistic style. He experimented with new media such as newspaper clippings, leaves and cloth off cuts to explore texture and three-dimensionality on canvas. He shifted his style of painting from standard portraiture to developing a set of whimsical figurines who explore raw sexuality.
‘Ego Precis’, is a body of work in which Pamela Enyonu exorcises personal demons bread from societal judgements, body shaming and aggressions against her as a woman. Through rigorous experimentation with collage and photography, Enyonu’s final body of work comprises of over 20 pieces which complicate and aim to devastate such narratives and attacks through a combination of photography, painting and mixed media on canvas.
Simon Katumba uses a bold sense of color to provoke thought on how the murky mix of traditional, contemporary and wester cultures takes shape on Ugandan soil through the body of work ‘Blindfolded’. From the priest to the prostitute, in Katumba's work all the people that make up Kampala’s landscape have interesting story to tell.