Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Martha Kazungu

Martha Kazungu is a curator, art historian and cultural consultant living and working between Nairobi and Kampala. She is the founding director of the Njabala Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation facilitating visibility for women artists.

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Kazungu holds a master’s degree in African Visual and Verbal Art with a focus on curating and media from the University of Bayreuth. She was on the scientific advisory board for the Empowerment exhibition by the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Kazungu served as co - curator for the German Federal Cultural Foundation Turn2 Labs of 2022-23. She recently completed her tenure as Assistant Curator at Museum am Rothenbaum (MARKK) with a co curated exhibition within the 8th Triennial of Photography in Hamburg. Kazungu’s writings have been featured in several publications in Africa, Europe, and the USA. Most recently she contributed to Phaidon’s Great Women Painters and African Artists: From 1882 to Now and Lilian Nabulime’s first monograph titled Embodying Social Being. Kazungu has curated exhibitions in Europe and Africa. Kazungu is an alumnus of TheMuseumsLab, Independent Curators International (ICI), Àsìkò School C& writers’ workshop and AtWork. Current projects include a long term research

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