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ELIA SHIWOOHAMBA

Printmaking

Elia Shiwoohamba was born in 1981 in Windhoek, Namibia. He graduated from the John Muafangejo Art Centre in Windhoek in 2006. Specialising in printmaking and sculpture, Shiwoohamba works as a professional artist based in Namibia. Shiwoohamba often draws from the natural and social world around him for his work. Shiwoohamba explores this kind of content in both two-dimensional media such as printmaking and in three-dimensional sculptures. The different media offer diverse means of communication through his work, though all visually connected by the artist’s unique style. Shiwoohamba’s latest solo exhibition titled ‘Owls of Namibia’ held at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre in early 2017 showcased the artist’s passion for owls and his subsequent artistic exploration of the species through linoleum block prints and sculpture in marble and stone. Shiwoohamba has exhibited extensively as part of group exhibitions locally and internationally.