Mwamba Mulangala

Proposal:

I have been exploring the use of discarded materials from my immediate environment and employing text plus metaphor by recycling packaging carton boxes with a focus to instigate the connection between commercial brands and commercial sex work – with their connection to enterprise. Further, I also aimed to create humorous yet definitive allegory through my investigations by delving into human sexuality expressed through aspects of anthropomorphism – equating human behavior to that of animals.

Biography:

Born in 1976 in Mbala, Northern Province of Zambia, Mwamba Mulangala is one of Zambia’s most prominent contemporary artists. He has had a number of successful exhibitions in Zambia and abroad. His artwork is based on a personal inquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggles of society to survive and thrive in communities and the relationships within and between them; including the fight for access to equal opportunities; peace/conflict resolution and political retribution.

Internationally, Mwamba has garnered the interest and patronage of a number of public and private collections. He has participated in group exhibitions, including Faces – Gesichter 100 Portraits in Heidelberg, Germany; Realizing an African Renaissance at Millenia Fine Art, in New York City; Afrika at Audis Husar Fine Art, in Los Angeles; UBUNTU at LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts in Los Angeles; and the Golden Jubilee – Zambian Contemporary Art exhibition in New York at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, KuBe (Kunsthalle Beacon), New York City; plus the 2010 Dak’Art Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal. He has had successful solo exhibitions like Body Language at Bella Luna in Massachusetts; and Kumwesu (A place where one comes from) at the Dubuque Museum of Art, in Iowa, USA. Mwamba’s artwork is part of the Dubuque Museum of Art in Iowa, USA; Museum of Art and Popular Traditions in Lima, Perú and Imago Mundi Collection in Treviso, Italy.

Mwamba was the 1999 recipient of the Henry Tayali Award for Best Two-Dimensional Artist in Zambia. Mwamba has been part of international artist residencies in Spain, Perú and South Africa. Mwamba has an Art Teachers’ Diploma from Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce in Zambia, completed his bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the Zambian Open University and is completing his masters in Fine Art at the Open College of Art, United Kingdom. He works and lives in Lusaka, Zambia.

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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Chicken Broth, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Handy Andy, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Hunter becomes Hunted, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Intrinsic Behaviour I, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Intrinsic Behaviour II, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Lion’s Den, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Expletive Existence, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Nocturnal Paroxysm, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Sensual Snare, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Victoria’s Secret, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: Mwamba Mulangala Title: Psychoanalysis, 2016 Medium: Mixed Media
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