Sanaa Gateja

Mixed Media & Beadmaking

Lives and works in Kampala, Uganda

 

Sanaa Gateja

Sanaa Gateja employs a unique process to create his mixed-media works—engaging members of his community, whom he trains and pays for their work. Gateja has worked as an art consultant for a number of organizations across Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya and has received funding from the United Nations. His studio name, Kwetu Africa, translates to Home in Africa in Kiswahili, and is a reference to Gateja’s motivation for his work: the eradication of poverty through broad community engagement and environmental conservation.

 

 

 

“I am drawn by the beauty and significance of what I see around me—including in my crowded studio. This process of experimenting using a mixed media approach gives me a sense of discovery and makes the emergence of new work from the disarray possible.”

Sanaa Gateja
$ 3,000.00

Thought Patterns 2

Textile
$ 3,000.00
$ 2,000.00

Nuclear family

Textile
$ 2,000.00
$ 4,000.00

Grown up

Textile
$ 4,000.00
$ 8,000.00

Child care

Textile
$ 8,000.00
$ 4,000.00

Help

Textile
$ 4,000.00
$ 6,000.00

Thought Patterns 1

Textile
$ 6,000.00
$ 3,350.00

Innocence

Textile
$ 3,350.00

Elder

Textile
Sold
$ 8,000.00

For the life of a child

Textile
$ 8,000.00
$ 4,000.00

Girls Voice

Textile
$ 4,000.00