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Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa

Of Houses and Death

'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).