Roshani M Siliban

Roshani Madina Siliban is a Ugandan-Indian artist who has been actively painting since 2014 when she graduated with a diploma in Industrial Art and Design from the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Kampala Uganda. She specialises in painting and textile design. 


During her residency at 32°East, from April to the end of July 2017, Roshani developed her intricate pattern-based painting style, using a sharia dress as a new kind of canvas to bring to light her personal experiences growing up both Muslim and Catholic. Using these mediums she explored what that means for her own self-determination and choices, the barriers she has had to overcome and who she wants to build her future with. During her residency she was also part of a separate group exhibition ‘Common Horizons’ at Makerere University Art Gallery.