Rose Kirumira (Ugandan, born 1962)
Broken Gourd, 2013
Wood and copper
110 x 27 x25cm
Sold Ksh 328,720
Provenance: direct from the artist
After completing her undergraduate and graduate training at Makerere University, Kirumira received a PhD on “The formation of contemporary visual artists in Africa: Revisiting residency programmes”. She became a senior lecturer at the School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University.
Specializing in the human form, sculpted in wood, clay and concrete, she is one of a small group of widely recognized female sculptors in Uganda. She worked under the renowned sculptor Francis Nnaggenda to make the statue of “King Ronald Mutebi” at the Buganda Parliament and “Family” at Mulago Hospital, Kampala. Her work is in private collections in Canada, Demark and China.
Kirumira has worked with some of the best artists in Africa, gaining experience about contemporary visual arts through art residencies and workshops in Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana.