'Of Houses and Death' began as an investigation into the changing relationship between the land, the building and the body in contemporary Uganda, but has since evolved into a study of representations of late colonialism. Questions are formulated, hypotheses tested and findings shared in a series of artworks, videos and publications.
Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa was born in Glasgow and currently lives and works in London and Berlin. She works in a wide range of media, which include installation, sound, video, photography, printmaking and drawing. She has also recently started writing. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Boxes Moving (Kampala Contemporary Art Festival, UG), km.500.5 (Kunsthalle Mainz, DE), I Like Inside, O Like Outside (Vienna International Film Festival, AT), Chewing The Scenery(Swiss Off-Site Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, IT), Nothing Personal(Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR), Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon (Serpentine Gallery, London, GB), Públicos y Contrapúblicos(Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, ES) and Whose Map Is It? New Mapping by Artists (Institute of International Visual Art, London, GB). Born in Glasgow (GB) in 1976, Wolukau-Wanambwa studied English Literature at Cambridge University (GB) and Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (GB). Prior to joining the UdK Graduiertenschule, she was a participant in the LUX Associate Artists Programme (GB) and a Fine Art Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (NL).