Odur

Odur mainly uses aluminum printing plates, copper wires and acrylics. He seeks to tackle his ideas from different vantage points that may reveal themselves as sculpture, installation, painting and performance. He vividly expresses the themes and narratives in the complexities of social-political interactions and their influence in the contemporary world.

Aluminium was one of the materials he interacted with in his childhood in form of scrap that fetched him some money to acquire toys for himself. The material has been part of him though serving a different purpose rather than creating art – from a means to earn a little extra money as a child, a platform of self-expression was brought to life.

Odur was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda with an education from Kyambogo University. His work has been shown and exhibited in various group exhibitions such as Kampala Art Biennale curated by Simon Njami, The Last Image Show “The Silence” in Tanzania and Zambia, (Im)perfections, a duo show at Afriart Gallery, KLA ART festival and East Meets East at The New Gallery, CoCuDI Center in Jerusalem, among others. Odur is the winner of the Mukumbya Musoke Art Prize 2020 and a recipient of the Prince Claus Seed Award.

1992 -
Nationality: Ugandan
Residence: Kampala, Uganda