Mbabane 2015I’m a Rwandan-American artist and I spent my formative years living between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. Having a transnational identity has completely shaped my life as an artist… the flip side of that is that I’ve felt alienated because of my identity. Not everyone has the patience or interest in hearing a complicated answer to, “where are you from?” Art has provided a platform for belonging and expressing nuanced ideas. I want to give form to complex identity and experiences, in order to champion expressing difference. That’s at the heart of what I do. And that’s what I think is at the heart of cultural diplomacy - giving voice, freedom, and capacity to expressing multiplicity.
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