pamela enyonu

Pamela Enyonu (1985) is a Kampala, Uganda based artist. Her career started with a 3-month residency at 32 Degrees East in Kampala where she navigated the politics of identity, trauma and healing. 

Pamela Enyonu, Women of Faith, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 111 x 102 cm

As a mixed media artist, Pamela is inspired by stories, materials and the process it takes to transform them into works of art. She explores narratives on gender, identity, empowerment and self-awareness while working in different media.

Enyonu describes herself as a maker. She believes that one cannot go through the process of creating without themselves being ‘recreated’ or transformed’. “I tend to work in series which usually focus on the female form and/ or experience. I am drawn to the unseen struggles of women who are seen as strong, capable and independent”.

Pamela Enyonu, Seat At The Table, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 126 x 106 cm

Pamela Enyonu studied at Kyambogo University Kampala, Uganda. She has a bachelor of Industrial Art & Design and Education and graduated in 2010. After her studies she worked as an art director in advertising until she decided to fully devote her time to her artistic practice in 2017.

 From 2017 onwards Enyonu exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Congo, Israel, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and USA. She won Mukumbya Musoke Art Prize 2018 and attended international workshops such as “Africa is the Future: The Future is Female” at Centre Soleil D’Afrique, Mali and “AtWork about Critical Thinking”, facilitated by Simon Njami through Moleskin Foundation, Uganda. And “Pushing back civic shrinking spaces” by ActionAid International, Tanzania. 

Pamela Enyonu, Order of the Equator series #1, acrylic on canvas, 2021, 95 x 70 cm
Pamela Enyonu, Order of the Equator series #2, acrylic on canvas, 2021, 95 x 70 cm
Pamela Enyonu, Order of the Equator series #3, acrylic on canvas, 2021, 95 x 70 cm
Pamela Enyonu, Order of the Equator series #4, acrylic on canvas, 2021, 95 x 70 cm
Pamela Enyonu, Order of the Equator series #5, acrylic on canvas, 2021, 95 x 70 cm

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