Artist: Aaron Brogan Mwesigwa
Title: The Letter
Size: 42cm x 59.4cm
Medium: Charcoal and Acrylics on Paper Waste
Born in 1997, Aaron Brogan Mwesigwa is based in Kampala, Uganda. He is in the final year of pursuing a Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Art at Makerere University, Uganda. According to Aaron: “In waste paper, I found gold. I create my drawings on recycled paper to achieve a level of realism and hyperrealism pencil drawings”.
Artist: Charlene Komuntale
Title: Flawed Yet Beautiful
Size: 42cm x 59.4cm
Medium: Digital Art
Born in 1991, Charlene Komuntale is a freelance digital illustrator / artist based in Kampala, Uganda. She holds a BA in Animation from Limkokwing University, Malaysia.
“As a child, I wanted to be a cartoon character because of the endless possibilities, unconfigured to gravity or form. Fortunately, that didn’t happen. But that whimsical thinking led me to pursue a degree in animation where I fell in love with concept art which allows me to express my visions.” – Charlene Komuntale
Artist: Doddridge Busingye
Title: Plastic Smiles
Size: 110cm x 60cm
Born in 1990, Doddridge Busingye is a practicing visual artist based in Kampala, Uganda. He holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Makerere University and a
Artist: Elvis Kiweewa
Title: Drawing of Peter Wanabwa Washing His Face
Size: 84.1 x 54.9 cm
Medium: Graphite and Charcoal on Paper
Born in 1997, Elvis Kiweewa is a hyper realist pencil artist, based in Kampala, Uganda. He is currently in the final year of pursuing a Bachelor of Information Systems at Makerere University, Uganda. His entry artwork is part of a series that explored mental health.
Artist: Emmanuel Lwanga
Title: Muted Conversations I
Size: 25cm x 21cm x 47cm
Medium: Terracotta Sculpture Mounted on Wood
Born in 1978, Emmanuel Lwanga is a sculptor based in Nsambya, Uganda. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Art from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and a Diploma in Art and Design from Michelangelo College of Creative Arts, Kisubi, Uganda.
Artist: Nicole Remus
Title: Self Portrait 3
Size: 124cm x 83.8cm
Born in 1995, Nicole Remus is a visual artist and budding curator based in Jinja, Uganda. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture at Makerere University, Uganda and is the visual art director at the Creative Tribe (Uganda) where she also attends to the curating and setting up of its monthly PopUp gallery. Her entry artwork is part of a series that explores identity.
Artist: Katesi Jacqueline Kalange
Size: 120cm by 90cm
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Born in 1995, Katesi Jacqueline Kalange holds a Bachelor of Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Art and Industrial Design at Kyambogo University, Uganda.ontent goes here
Artist: Martin Senkubuge
Size: 75cm x 60 cm
Medium: Charcoal, Acrylic, Fabric and Sand on Canvas
Born in 1996, Martin Senkubuge is based in Kampala, Uganda. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Art at Makerere University, Uganda. His entry artwork is part of a series entitled ‘Wall of infamous legends’, this particular one inspired by a gentleman that has been a model for several generations of art students at the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University.
Artist: Matt Kayem
Title: Royal Guard
Size: 84.1cm x 118.9cm
Born in 1991, Matt Kayem (Michael Matthew Kayiwa) is a Ugandan contemporary visual artist. He holds a Diploma in Art and Design from Michelangelo College of Creative Arts, Kisubi, Uganda.
Artist: John Bosco Muramuzi
Title: City of Birds
Size: 180cm x 120cm
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Born in 1991, John Bosco Muramuzi is a full-time practising artist based at his Jon-B Art Studio in Buloba (off Mityana Road), Uganda. He holds a Diploma in Industrial Art and Design from YMCA Comprehensive Institute, Kampala, Uganda.
Artist: Peter Nshekanabo
Size: 90cm x 70cm
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Born in 1997, Peter Nshekanabo is a practicing artist based in Nalya, Uganda. He holds a Bachelor of Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University, Uganda. In his art, he boldly tackles what may be seen as an unsavoury topic of conditions in slums.
Artist: Ronald Odur
Title: Ebya Kayisali
Size: 51cm x 30cm x 18.5cm
Medium: Stitched Aluminum Printing Plate and Copper Wire
Born in 1992, Ronald Odur is a practising artist in Uganda. He holds a Diploma in Interior Design from Kyambogo University, Uganda.
Artist: Ryan Edwin Ssendagire
Title: The walls that bind us
Size: 59cm x 42cm
Medium: Charcoal on Paper
Born in 1999, Ryan Edwin Ssendagire is a full-time practising artist based in Nyanama, Uganda. He is also pursuing a Diploma in Interior Design at Artfield Institute, Uganda.
Artist: Solomon Agaba Peabo
Title: Into the Future
Size: 20.3cm x 15.5cm
Medium: Photography and Digital Art
Born in 1999, Solomon Agaba Peabo is an artist based in Kampala, Uganda. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Kyambogo University, Uganda.
Artist: Trevor Mark Aloka
Title: Mending the Soccer Boot
Size: 89cm x 70cm
Medium: Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Born in 1997, Trevor Mark Aloka is a full-time artist based in Mutungo, Uganda. His entry artwork is part of a series of works entitled ‘Ready for Export’.
The Mukumbya Musoke Art Prize (the MMA Prize) is a bi-annual award aimed at awarding and promoting talented visual artists in Uganda seeking to promote their profile on the contemporary scene. The MMA Prize is open to artists between the ages of 20 and 45 who are resident in Uganda. The finalists and winner are selected by an independent jury from works that are skillfully executed, have great potential and a relevant message.
The winner will receive a monetary prize of UGX 4,000,000 and have access to pro bono expert legal advice to support the artist’s business. All shortlisted artists will be promoted to our audiences.
Entries for the MMA Prize 2020 will close at 23:59 hours on 8 November 2020. The shortlisted works will be selected and the winner announced in December 2020.
The jury for the MMA Prize 2020 comprises of Paul Ndema, Margaret Nagawa and Stephen Tio Kauma.
Paul Ndema is one of Uganda’s most eminent contemporary artists. He holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, Uganda. He has featured at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (2019, 2016), FNB Joburg Art Fair (2016); Circle Modern and Contemporary Art Auction in Nairobi (2015, 2014); Cape Town Art Fair (2015); Kampala Art Biennale (2014) and East African Encounters Exhibition, Circle Art Gallery (2014). His work is also housed in many international private collections.
Margaret Nagawa is a Ugandan artist, writer and curator. Margaret holds a first class Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, Uganda and a Master of Arts degree in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, England. She has featured in and curated several exhibitions and is pursuing a PhD in Art History at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Stephen Tio Kauma FCIPD is a Ugandan art collector and promoter. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Makerere University, Uganda and MBA (Finance) from Makerere University Business School, Uganda. He is a founding member of the Contemporary Art Society of Uganda and currently employed as the Director Human Resources at the African Export-Import Bank.
- Entry is open to artists between the ages of 20 and 45 resident in Uganda.
- All entries are by electronic submission by email to email@example.com attaching: a) a signed entry form; b) an electronic image of each eligible artwork; and c) the artist’s CV or a statement about their work.
- The electronic image must accurately portray the artwork and the Artist agrees that all artwork submitted must be available for sale.
- The artist can submit up to a maximum of 4 artworks of any medium, which artworks can be paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, sculptures or video.
- The artwork must be a product of the artist, who must own the artwork and all moral and intellectual property rights in respect of the artwork. It is the sole responsibility of the artist to ensure that the artwork does not infringe any third party’s proprietary rights.
- An artist whose artwork is shortlisted among the finalists may be invited to submit the original artwork to the participating gallery for inspection or otherwise indicate a location at which the artwork may be available for inspection by the organizers. This requirement may be waived for the MMA Prize 2020.
- All artwork submitted must be owned by the artist and available for sale by the artist and not under consignment to a party other than the artist.
- None of organizers or sponsors of the Prize will at any time be liable for any loss or damage to any artworks physically submitted and the artist is advised to take out insurance to cover the artwork at all times including while at the gallery.
- The artist agrees that Mukumbya Musoke Advocates and the participating gallery may at any time reproduce their work at no fee for purposes of publicizing the artist or artwork or for purposes of promotion of the current or future Prize events.
- The organizers reserve the right to cancel or change dates for events scheduled.
- 11. For any queries, please contact the organizers by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org