Kyakonye Allan

Allan Kyakonye is a Ugandan visual artist who was born in 1991. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and Industrial Design from Makerere University in 2015.

Kyakonye Allan used his residency to begin research and compose sketches for his new concept, “The First Caesarean”. Images from the mid-1800s suggest that caesareans were being performed in the Bunyoro Kingdom at least 10 years before the first successful one in the Western World. For Kyakonye this led him to question other histories and cultures.
Through whose lens are we viewing our history? Which other cultures also claim to have had the first caesarean in Southeast Asia and the Middle East?