2 SEP 2021 – 30 NOV 2021
Bag Factory is pleased to announce that EM Mirembe (Uganda) will join us in a fully-funded residency at the Bag Factory from 2 September to 30 November 2021. This residency is part of Art Connection Africa, a cooperation of KfW Stiftung and Triangle Network to foster visual art exchanges, capacity building and informal learning activities within Sub-Sahara Africa.
Mirembe is a 2021 Center for Arts, Design + Social Research Fellow convening the Black Planetary Futures workshop with different scholars and artists to generate alternative possibilities. They are a curatorial fellow for the KLA ART 21 Festival, a visual arts festival in Kampala produced by 32° Degrees East | Ugandan Arts Trust.
They are the Managing Editor of Writivism Literary Initiative, a program of the Center for African Cultural Excellence. They headed the production teams of the 2017 and 2018 Writivism Festivals, and curated the 2019 festival. They have edited UnBreakable Bonds (CACE, 2019), And Morning Will Come (Black Letter Media, 2020), all Writivism anthologies and Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s poetry manuscript from prison, No Roses From My Mouth (Ubuntu Reading Group, 2020).
They are a published writer whose work has been featured on Literary Hub, Africa is a Country, Johannesburg Review of Books, African Feminism, LéO Africa Review, AFREADA, Africa In Words, Africa Writes (2018), and others.