Mulangala Mwamba -- Fine Art
Mwamba Mulangala was born in 1976 in Mbala, Northern Province of Zambia. He is a graduate of Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka, Zambia where he received his Art Teachers’ Diploma.
Mwamba has exhibited in a two man exhibition and group exhibitions locally and internationally, including a group exhibition themed Realizing an African Renaissance at the Times Warner Center at Millenia Fine Art in New York City, U.S.A in 2008.
In 2003 he had a solo exhibition themed Kumwesu (A place Where One Comes From) at The Dubuque Museum of Art, U.S.A.
He has had six solo exhibitions and in 2009, he held a solo exhibition at The Lusaka National Museum themed Resonance Within. This was an exhibition that stemmed from his research on the northwestern culture of Zambia where he employed their cultural symbolism and spirituality into his work.
Mwamba was the 1999 recipient of the Henry Tayali Award for Best Two-Dimensional Artist in Zambia.
Apart from exhibiting his own artwork, Mwamba is an active member of the local art community. He has served on as an executive committee member of the Zambia National Visual Arts Council of Zambia and is currently serving on the organizing committee of Insaka International Artists Trust in Zambia.
Over the years, he has been a volunteer visual arts instructor for kasisi orphanage and is currently working with street children, orphans and vulnerable children at lubuto in Zambia. He lives in Zambia and works from a home-based studio. Mwamba is also a visual arts teacher at the American International School of Lusaka.
2009 “Resonance Within”- Lusaka National Museum. Zambia
2006 “Way of Self”, - The Alliance Française-Lusaka, Zambia.
2004 “Stories to Tell”, - U.S Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission’s residence, Lusaka, Zambia
2001 “Body Language 2”, - U.S Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission’s residence, Lusaka, Zambia
2010 Dak'Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal.
2009 Official Opening-Anajuwa Gallery, 8360 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles California, USA.
2009 “Pa Nsaka” Art Exhibition, (prominent Zambian artists and works produced during Insaka International Artists’ workshops).
2008 “Realizing an African renaissance”- Millenia Fine Art, 10 Columbus Circle, Time Warner Centre, New York, USA.
2004 “Lechwe Trust Collection of Zambia”, the Lusaka National Museum.
2003 “Franco-Comesa Club Art Exhibition”- Comesa Centre, Lusaka, Zambia.
2002 “FACES-GESICHTER 100 Portraits”- Germany
2000 “The Way We See It”, two-man show - American International School, Lusaka, Zambia.
1999 “Moods and Impressions”, two-man show - The Lusaka National Museum.
1999 VAC Lusaka Branch (Lusaka based artists) - Henry Tayali Gallery, Zambia.
1999 Musikili Art Exhibition - Helenic Hall, Lusaka, Zambia.
1999 Mbile International Artists’ Exhibition - Lusaka National Museum, Zambia.
1998 Zamcell Exhibition, Henry Tayali Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia.
1995 Imiti Ikula (Upcoming Artists Exhibition) - Official opening of Henry Tayali Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia.
International Solo Exhibitions
2003 “Kumwesu”-A Place Where One Comes From - The Dubuque Museum of Art, Iowa, USA.
2000 “Body Language”, - Bella Luna, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA.
2003 Senior Painters Workshop, Art with a conscience: Interpreting Integrity Lusaka, Zambia.
1999 Mbile International Artists Workshop-Siavonga, Zambia.
1995 Imiti Ikula (Up-coming artists), Henry Tayali Gallery - Lusaka, Zambia
2008-2009 Organising committee member of Insaka Artists International, Lusaka, Zambia
2007-2009 Volunteer art instructor for street children, Orphans and vulnerable children at the Lubuto art project, Fountain of Hope. Lusaka, Zambia.
2005-2006 Volunteer resource artist (drawing and painting) for the Kasisi Orphanage Childrens’ art workshop for fund-raising art exhibition, Lusaka, Zambia. http://Kasisi.org/visits.html
2003 Art Issues Forum: Life as a Zambian Artist-Guestion and answer session Dubuque Museum of Art, Iowa.
2003 Discussion on Zambia/art with Loras College students, Iowa, USA.
2003 Exhibition tour and Talk with public and parochial junior high school Students (Jefferson Jr. High and Washington Jr. High), Iowa, USA. http://washington.duduque.k12.ia.us/washington/mwamba/index.htm
2003 Family Fun Day: Hands-on activity (mask making and animal twig sculpture) Iowa, USA.
2001 -2003 National Executive Committee member of the Zambia National Visual Arts Council.
2009 Mwamba Mulangala at Lusaka Museum, Post Newspaper, May 8, 2009.
2009 Resonance Within unveiled, Daily Mail Newspaper, May 10, 2009.
2008 Press Release-Millenia Fine Art Realizing an African Renaissance.
2008 Mnet Africa Studio 53 insert.A television Magazine programme showcasing the Best of African fashion, travel, art, food, décor, music, movies and more.
2008 Gallery Guide-The monthly Guide to Leading Galleries and Museums by Louise Blouin Media, New York, U.S.A. Coming of Age II on page 77.
2007 East Africa Roundtable on “Making Finance Work for Africa”-Co-sponsored by the World Bank, BMZ, DFID, and USAID, with Central Bank of Kenya and the Ministry of Finance of Kenya.Nairobi,Kenya.Artwork image“Soweto Market”
2007 Book Launch of “Making Finance Work for Africa” and discussion for South Africa’s financial policy community. Co-sponsored by the World Bank, BMZ, DFID, and USAID with the reserve Bank of South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa.
Artwork image “Soweto Market” used for invitations, advertisement boards etc.
2007 World Bank Publication“Making Finance Work for Africa”). “Soweto Market”, 2006 “ A visual Expression of the vibrant Soweto market in Zambia, a trade engine for the Zambian Economy, forging bonds between people engaged in the frantic activity of Survival. Artwork used for Book cover.
2006 SABCAfrica-Africa Within Magazine.A television lifestyle magazine that takes you on a voyage of discovery, savouring all of life’s many pleasures. It showcases people, places, art, culture and African entertainment within the continent and abroad.
2006 “Way of Self” The Post Newspaper, Zambia, June 9, 2006: Lifestyle.http://www.postzambia.com/post-read_article.php?articleld=11152
2004 Art in Zambia - Produced by the Zambia National Visual Arts Council of Zambia and Written by Gabriel Ellison: Published by Book World Publishers Ltd
2003 “A connection between paintings” Telegraph Herald, U.S.A, April 18: Art & Entertainment.
1999 “Ngoma Awards finalists picked” The Post Newspaper, Zambia, November 5:Lifestyle.
1997 Art Teachers’ Diploma, Evelyn Hone College, Lusaka, Zambia.
1993 London GCE ‘O’ level - Lake Road School, Lusaka, Zambia.
2002-2005 Upper Primary and Grade 6 Art Teacher at the American International School, Lusaka, Zambia.
2002-2007 Upper Primary Art Teacher at the American International School, Lusaka, Zambia.
1993 Grade 12 Best Performance in Visual Art Award, Lake Road School, Lusaka, Zambia.
1999 National Ngoma Awards (Henry Tayali Award) – for the Best Two-Dimensional Artist in Zambia.
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