Donald Wasswa Ugandan, b. 1984

  • Lives and works in Kampala
    Donald Wasswa’s multidisciplinary practice explores processes of social and environmental transformation, influences of science and technology, and the changing nature...

    Donald Wasswa’s multidisciplinary practice explores processes of social and environmental transformation, influences of science and technology, and the changing nature of communication in contemporary societies. Spontaneous encounters with natural or found objects shape his research, with these objects, claimed as art materials, becoming carriers of memories and places. Wasswa’s objects suffer various forms of interference by carving, assembling and arranging, resulting in sculptural forms, three-dimensional paintings and installations. Through this process of material transformation, Wasswa imagines the secret lives of man-made objects and how they might in turn determine future humans.

    Wasswa studied Sculpture at Kyambogo University. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Uganda and abroad, including: East African Encounters, Cromwell Place, London, 2021; Degenerative Evolution of the Living, Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg, 2018; To Live is to Become, Afriart Gallery, Kampala, 2017; Zikunta, Kampala, 2016. In 2019 Wasswa was one of the selected artists for Ouagadougou Sculpture Biennial and showed at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London. In 2022 he returned to 1-54 and exhibited at Untitled Miami Art Fair with Steve Turner Gallery. He was the 2016 recipient of the Merit Award in the Absa L’Atelier competition. Wasswa is currently based in Kampala where he is the founder/proprietor of Artpunch Studio. In June 2023 he will have a solo show at Circle's new gallery space. 

  • Works
    • Donald Wasswa, Kyagaba , 2023
      Kyagaba , 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Kayoola, 2023
      Kayoola, 2023$ 9,500.00
    • Donald Wasswa, Namulindwa, 2023
      Namulindwa, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Ssegona, 2023
      Ssegona, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Namutebi, 2023
      Namutebi, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Still Life 4, 2023
      Still Life 4, 2023$ 7,000.00
    • Donald Wasswa, Namulanda, 2022
      Namulanda, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Bwoba Ontwala Ntwala (Take My Hand), 2022
      Bwoba Ontwala Ntwala (Take My Hand), 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Nanozi, 2022
      Nanozi, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Kitamirike Mu Maganduula, 2022
      Kitamirike Mu Maganduula, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Amaaso Go Googera, 2022
      Amaaso Go Googera, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Kasalina, 2022
      Kasalina, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Gombolola, 2022
      Gombolola, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Still LIfe 3, 2022
      Still LIfe 3, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Ndyanabanji, 2020
      Ndyanabanji, 2020
    • Donald Wasswa, Bagalana, 2019
      Bagalana, 2019
    • Donald Wasswa, Bukenya, 2019
      Bukenya, 2019
    • Donald Wasswa, Tanaka Magere, 2019
      Tanaka Magere, 2019
    • Donald Wasswa, Seviiri, 2019
      Seviiri, 2019
    • Donald Wasswa, Nakitende, 2023
      Nakitende, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Aheebwa, 2022
      Aheebwa, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Xwamala, 2023
      Xwamala, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Kigozi 2, 2023
      Kigozi 2, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Byarugaba, 2023
      Byarugaba, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Nandutu, 2023
      Nandutu, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Still Life 5, 2023
      Still Life 5, 2023$ 7,000.00
    • Donald Wasswa, Still Life 7, 2023
      Still Life 7, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Kyogero 1, 2022
      Kyogero 1, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Kasendwa, 2022
      Kasendwa, 2022
    • Donald Wasswa, Galabuzi, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Untitled IX, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Still Life 6, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Zalwango, 2023
    • Donald Wasswa, Serwaniko, 2019
    • Donald Wasswa, Descendant 2 , 2019
    • Donald Wasswa, Transhuman Series, No. 14, 2017
  • Exhibitions
  • Art fairs