RISING VOICES: an exhibition of artworks by API award recipients
Rising Voices is group exhibition that brings together the work of Elisia Nghidishange, Lynette Diergaardt, Lynette Musukubili, Kambezunda Ngavee and Vitjitua Ndjiharine. In 2022, through a competitive application process, these five Namibian artists each received a grant from Africa Prime Initiative (API), the philanthropic arm of US-based video streaming platform Africa Prime. The exhibition will consist of sculptures in welded metal and stone, weavings in plastic and natural fibres, lino prints and digital art. In celebration of the artists’ works and the generous support of the Africa Prime Initiative, this exhibition will be on show at the FNCC from 11-21 August, with an official opening event on 10 August at 7pm. All are welcome to attend and entrance is free.
All of the artists who received grants were able to purchase new equipment that has enabled them to expand and develop their professional practice. Because of this funding both Elisia Nghidishange and Lynette Musukubili were able to produce work for solo exhibitions. Lynette Diergaardt and Kambezunda Ngavee were both able to acquire specialised equipment for weaving and stone carving respectively. Vitjitua Ndjiharine was able to travel for her research and purchase equipment for the production of digital art.