Artist's Page

Acaye Kerunen

Born in Kampala, Uganda 

Education
BS, Islamic University in Uganda, Mbale, Uganda 
Aptech, Information Systems Management, Diploma 

Lives and works in Kampala, Uganda 

One-Person Exhibitions 

2024
I Am All These Women, Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria

2023
A NI EE (I AM HERE), Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Sacred Rain, RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway

2021 
Iwang Sawa, Afriart Gallery, Kampala, Uganda 

Group Exhibitions 

2023
The Many Faces of the Self, Ars Belga, Brussels, Belgium

2022 
Radiance: They Dream in Time, Palazzo Palumbo Fossati, 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2018 
Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja, Uganda 

Awards

2022 
Special Mention Award, Uganda National Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy 

2021 
Curatorial Fellowship supported by Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; 32 Degrees East, Kampala, Uganda; and Afriart Gallery, Kampala, Uganda. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2022 
Radiance: They Dream in Time. Edited by Shaheen Merali. Milan: Skira Editore, 2022.

Articles and Reviews 

2023
Chiotakis, Steve and Lindsay Preston Zappas. "These Artists Weave Together A Vibrant Celebration of Women of Color." KCRW.com, July 26, 2023. 
Vargas, Steven. "As Ukrainian ballet dancers find refuge on the Segerstrom stage, a new ‘Giselle’ prevails." Latimes.com, June 28, 2023.
Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Star-Spangled: Arts Calendar June 29–July 5." Laweekly.com, June 28, 2023.

2022
“Acaye Kerunen and Collin Sekajugo: Radiance – They Dream in Time, Uganda Pavilion.” Whitewall.art, 2022. 
Vancelette, Rachel. “Uganda Participates for the First Time as a National Pavilion of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2022.” 25A Magazine, June 2022. 
Norman, Max. “Margins to the Center.” Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2022. 
Kemigisa, Jackline. “Ugandan Artists to ‘Dream in Time’ at This Year’s Venice Biennale.” OkayAfrica.com, April 25, 2022. 
Sebunya, Hadijjah Natasha. “Interview: Acaye Kerunen on Finding Beauty in Art, Being First to Venice Biennale & the Importance of Taking Ugandan Art to the World.” TheEAScene.com, March 7, 2022. 
“Venice Biennale: Uganda Gets Its First Pavilion under the Theme ‘Radiance – They Dream in Time,’ with Artists Acaye Kerunen and Collin Sekajugo.” Onart.media, March 1, 2022. 
“Uganda to Present First National Pavilion at 2022 Venice Biennale.” Artforum.com, February 17, 2022. 
Villa, Angelica. “In a First, Uganda to Host National Pavilion at 2022 Venice Biennale.” ArtNews.com, February 16, 2022. 

2021 
Kayem, Matt. “Matt Kayem in conversation with Pamela Elizabeth Acaye Kerunen.” Africanah.org, June 10, 2021.

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