Collin Sekajugo, a self-taught Rwandan-Ugandan painter, is engaged in exploring the link between art and community in Africa. His work is often characterised by a tightly defined colour palette composed of painting, collage, photography and line drawing. A dedicated community activist, Sekajugo’s interest in the nexus of art and community has seen his involvement in numerous art conferences, workshops and residencies in Africa, Europe and North America, and led to his establishment of Ivuka Arts, the first art centre, studio space and gallery in Kigali, Rwanda, which grew to become a vital agent in the development of the Rwandan contemporary art scene.
His recent group shows include the Cape Town Art Fair (2018); Ubuntu, Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town (2018); and Young Guns, Sulger-Buel Lovell, London (2018). Sekajugo’s work is in the public collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.