Katesi Jacqueline Kalange

Katesi Jacqueline was born in 1995 in Kampala, Uganda. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art and industrial design from Kyambogo University, Uganda Her work finds its form in a fusion of painting, sculpture and performance installation art using a multitude of sustainable media and techniques including upcycling, recycling, re-using, smudging, use of a palette knife, weaving and welding. Over the past several years, Kalange has participated in numerous group exhibitions across Uganda and internationally in Mauritius; Dubai UAE; and Nairobi, Kenya. In 2021, she was awarded the Small Project Grant Fund by Goethe Zentrum, Kampala and the Prince Claus Mentorship Award Building Beyond category.

For KLA ART ‘21, Katesi installed Nature Invasion, a large root-like shape that snakes its way along Spear House. As the effects of climate change become more present in our daily lives Katesi’s woven 20-metre sculpture makes a statement that nature has had enough, and will reclaim the built environment whether we are ready for it or not.