Ian Mwesiga

Mwesiga is a artist living and working at his home studio in Najeera, a Kampala suburb. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and fine art from Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Mwesiga has undertaken two residencies at 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust (2014) and Kuona Trust (2014) He has participated in various exhibitions in East Africa and his work featured in the Circle Art Auction of 2014.
Mwesiga has exhibited his works in a solo exhibition at Makerere University (MIHCR) Melancholy (2015), AKA Gallery (2014) as well as numerous group exhibitions. These include Framer Framed Forward Ever Backward Never in Amsterdam (2015), East African Encounters with Circle Art Agency (2014); The Water Exhibition at Mish Mash (2012); Playing With Colors at Victoria Gallery Serena Hotel Kampala (2012). He has also participated in KLA ART 014, Kampala Contemporary Art Festival (2014), LaBa Street Art Festival (2014) and Nuvo Art Festival, AKA Gallery (2012). He participated in the Moving Africa, Dak’art Biennale (2014). He has attended the AtWork workshop facilitated by Simon Njami (2015). He recently participated in the Asiko Art School (2015) in Maputo facilitated by Bisi Silva and CCA Lagos.