Send Me

Artist. Elsadig Janka, Gloria Kiconco, Charity Atukunda
Location. Circular Design Hub, Fifth St, Kampala, Uganda
Curator. Kara Blackmore
Date. 25 April – 20 May 2024

Exhibition Overview

“SEND ME” takes a profound look at the historical and current challenges artists face under
political repression, weaving a narrative that spans different eras and geographies

This exhibition brings together three contemporary artists in conversation with Transition Magazine.

Charity Atukunda, Elsadig Janka and Gloria Kiconco will show newly commissioned artwork. Each artist uses their unique process and medium, ranging from illustration to photography to zine making as a staging ground to explore questions of freedom and movement. Linking vast biographies across Africa and the USA, these artworks connect the legacy of Uganda’s literary heritage in the 1960s and 1970s to today’s concerns of security. The artwork is displayed in an immersive setting to reveal the deeply intimate issues of expression and matters of globalised conflict.

Exhibition Images

Borderlands Art/Martin Kharumwa.

Borderlands Art/Martin Kharumwa.

This exhibition is part of the multi sites Routes of Resistance exhibition presented by the Safe Havens|Freedom Talks organisation with funding from the Swedish Postcode Foundation. This multi-country collaboration seeks to pay homage to our different contexts, divergent paths, diverse methodologies, and multiple languages.