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Benon Lutaaya is a Ugandan artist born 1985. He presently works and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a BFA with Education from the Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda. He started his professional career in 2009 as a collage artist. And only started to paint in 2011 on a residency programme at the Bag Factory. Benon is one of the most improving and sought-after young artists within the Joburg art scene. His skills are widely becoming recognized and appreciated. He donated R75,000.00 from the sale of his own record breaking painting 'Portrait of a Young Boy' at a charity auction (October 2012) to Dolous Care Center in Johannesburg that takes care of the ill and terminally HIV/AIDS positive children. He has been actively involved in a number of art projects in the Johannesburg City, including the Ithuba Arts Fund, and Display projects both of which resulted into exhibitions that sold out on the opening nights. Benon has participated in number of group art exhibitions in Uganda, South Africa and Europe. His paintings are present in a variety of private collections in South Africa, and overseas, and most recently in the Ellerman's Contemporary public art collection in Cape Town. He featured at the Joburg Art Fair (2012), a winner of the Lovell Gallery Juried artists competition in Cape Town (2012), was one of the guest artists at the Thupelo International Artists Workshop in Johannesburg (2012), a recipient of Ithuba Arts Fund grant (2011), International Resident Artist at the Bag Factory (2011) and finalist of the BBC World Service “MyWorld” documentary global competition, London (2010). His work has been featured in a number of media including the Mail and Guardian newspaper(2012), International Focus Country report magazine (2012), Kolaj Magazine in Canada (2012), Collagista in France (2011), African Elegant magazine in Uganda (2011), and on broadcasting media as the BBC World Service TV in London (2010), SABC3 (2011) and Summit TV (2011).

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WORKING HOURS

 

WED - FRI   11h00 - 16h00

SATURDAY  10h00 - 15h00

CONTACT

+27 (0)11 074 4944 (tel)

 

roomforinfo@roomgallery.co.za

www.roomgallery.co.za

MAP

23 VOORHOUT STREET, (CNR 4TH STREET)

NEW DOORNFONTEIN

JOHANNESBURG, 2094

GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

 

GPS COORDINATES: -26.19835,28.06413

© 2015 ROOM Space & Projects NPC / Selected Images Courtesy & Copyright of the Artists presented