Mwamba Chikwemba is a multidisciplinary artist living in Lusaka, Zambia. She holds a diploma in Public Administration from National Institute of Public Administration and a certificate in Information Communication Technology. In 2016 she was selected Artist of the month of June by the Germany Embassy in Lusaka. In 2017, she attended a National Women’s Workshop and competition in Livingstone organised by FSD Zambia, and was awarded 2nd prize.
In 2018 Mwamba took up residency at Great More Studios in Cape Town, South Africa; and at Nafasi Arts space in Tanzania in 2020. Mwamba was selected to attend the Sanaa Festival in South Australia; showed her works and created a collaborative mural. During the festival, she received recognition in Entertainments and Arts by Push Women Awards.
Mwamba participated in the Cynthia Zukas Young Artist Award for emerging artists and was awarded 1st prize in November, 2020. She has participated in several local and international exhibitions. Her practice explores why women wear head wraps culturally and spiritually, and explores the young woman’s position in society. Mwamba is an active member of Zambia National Visual Arts Council.
Mwamba Chikwemba Self Portrait
Dennis Jere Born in Kitwe in 1985, Dennis Jere studied at Evelyn Hone College and graduated as a teacher of Art and English in 2006. Having the privilege of growing up in the presence of renowned artists such asVincentio Phiri, Patrick Mumba, and Godfrey Setti has given him rare exposure to professional art in Zambia.
As an impressionist and abstract artist, Dennis’s art is influenced by the daily dynamics of a common Zambian and African life at large. Colour and mood and the deliberate contrast of things in nature has helped him add more to his creativity, as has abstract thought. He describes his work as ‘a cosmic conundrum’, “You don’t need to understand it but you must love it.”
Dennis has exhibited at World Bank and African Bank in 2007. He has participated in many exhibition including African Inspiration since 2017. Currently, he teaches Art at Nyumba Yanga Secondary School and is pursuing a BA in Art and English.
Dennis Jere Fetching from Afar
Godfrey Likando Mwikisa was born in 1960 in Nsepe village, Mumbwa. He holds a BA Degree in Fine Art from Zambian Open University and obtained a Diploma in Art from Evelyn Hone College, and further studied Museum graphics at the University of Victoria in Canada. Godfrey worked in Botswana as an Art Teacher for eight years before returning to Zambia. Godfrey has participated in several Group Exhibitions in Lusaka, Livingstone, and at a student show at Kent Institute of Art & Design in the United Kingdom. He is currently lecturing at Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka.