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Acaye Kerunen

Born in Kampala, Uganda 

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

Lives and works in Kampala, Uganda 

One-Person Exhibitions 

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

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

Iwang Sawa, Afriart Gallery, Kampala, Uganda 

Group Exhibitions 

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

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

Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja, Uganda 


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

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



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

Articles and Reviews 

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

“Acaye Kerunen and Collin Sekajugo: Radiance – They Dream in Time, Uganda Pavilion.”, 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.”, 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.”, 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.”, March 1, 2022. 
“Uganda to Present First National Pavilion at 2022 Venice Biennale.”, February 17, 2022. 
Villa, Angelica. “In a First, Uganda to Host National Pavilion at 2022 Venice Biennale.”, February 16, 2022. 

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

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