Bathsheba Okwenje

Title

Bathsheba Okwenje

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Location

Uganda (Nationality)
Rwanda (lives)

Artist Statement

This work is a portrait of a mother. 

The living room was built to contain her feelings, with the walls programmed to reveal them based on the proximity of the audience. The wallpaper, patterned from another portrait of the mother five months pregnant with her second set of twins, offers an abstracted glimpse of her. The books and the photographs are hers. This work explores her lived experience and her interior life.

Beneath the mothering and the obligation and the sacrifice, is she there? Is this her? What is she feeling?

Exhibitions

Rhode Island School of Design

Collection

Citation

“Bathsheba Okwenje,” Artist Parent Index , accessed July 9, 2020, http://artistparentindex.com/items/show/507.

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