As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, we want to take this opportunity to update you on Nafasi’s plan for facing this unprecedented situation. Please take a few minutes to read our response here >
2020 marks the opening of Nafasi Academy for Contemporary Art, Expression, and Inclusion. Read more about our opening and program goals here.
Art sale / fundraiser for Mzee Alphonce. Details of our exhibition and sale of works to raise funds for Mzee medical expenses. Oct to Dec 2019
Nafasi Art Space congratulates Winifrid Luena on winning the prestigious 34th annual Absa L‘Atelier competition which took place in Cape Town, South Africa this year.
Nafasi Art Space events in the press. Thanks to Dar Life Magazine for these words and Images.
An interview with Nafasi Art Space’s newest Board member, Chabaka Kilumanga.
Chabaka Kilumanga, from Moshi, Tanzania, is a career civil servant and diplomat who has lived and worked across the globe.
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Hidden Realities and Contemporary Makers: An Interview with Amani Abeid
An interview by Nafasi’s Director, Rebecca Corey, who met with Amani on the day of the exhibition opening.
Read the interview and see the some of Amani’s amazing work…
British Council are hosting our upcoming Wikiendi Live on Feb 2nd. The workshop was arranged to assist Artists to learn and share knowledge before their performances at Wikiendi live and Sauti za Busara. Here’s some of what went on:
Remembering Jagwa’s Electrifying Frontman, Jackie “Kazimoto” Simela
On 8 December 2018, Jack Simela, or ’Dogo’ Jackie as he was known, the forceful lead singer of Tanzania’s Jagwa Music, died in a car accident in Morogoro. He had just buried his aunt and was on his way from the cemetery.
Eulogy by Rebecca Corey, Director of Nafasi Art Space
Nafasi’s Managing and Artistic Director and Visual Arts Manager travelled to Kinshasa, DRC for an exchange visit with Kin ArtStudio. The visit was made possible by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg (the Swiss Arts Council), which supports artist mobility and exchange in the SADC region. Read more about the visit…