Kobusinge is a self-taught artist based in Kampala, Uganda, whose work and practice grew as a way to cope with declining mental health. She has engaged with art as a coping mechanism since 2016. In 2017, Kobusinge collaborated with Salooni, a multidisciplinary art project that posits black hair practices as systems of knowledge.
In 2018 she co-created a zine with poet, Gloria Kiconco, in conversation with an interactive performance, ‘Return to Sender’, exploring rejected conversations and masculinity in the family, church and state. Her work has been exhibited with the Salooni Collective at Southbank Centre, UK, Institut National de Formation Artistique et Culturelle in Burkina Faso and the N’GOLA Biennial of Arts and Culture in São Tomé e Príncipe, with Bookstop Sanaa Art Library & Creative Learning Space (BSS) for DIY Knowledge at Rich Mix, London, with 32 Degrees East for their members’ exhibition, with Gloria Kiconco at the German Cultural Institute in Kampala and as part of FitClique Africa’s Feminist Utopia installations in Kampala and Nairobi.
September 3, 2020