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. Sanaa's work has been featured at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

 

 

 

“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

Innocence

Textile
Sold

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