January 29, 2016
1 – 2 p.m.
Prepare to take off into the stratosphere as Zambian artist Milumbe Haimbe discusses the dystopian compulsions of her work. Her current practice focuses on digital illustration exploring sexuality and gender within genres such as comic books, animation, and graphic novels. Learn about the research Haimbe has been doing as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow into the sociopolitical contexts of the African space agenda while recovering her mother’s past, a woman written out of history but whose unpublished memoir candidly narrates an incredible journey from humble beginnings to becoming the first indigenous personal secretary to the first republican president.
Born in Lusaka, Zambia, Haimbe received her BA in architecture from the Copperbelt University and her MFA from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Haimbe has exhibited her work at Art Basal, Switzerland, and the Dak’Art Biennale, Senegal, and been previously awarded fellowships with the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program and the Omi International Arts Center.
Free and open to the public
Photographs courtesy the artist