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Augustin Hakizimana

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After spending a few minutes with Augustin, you will feel calmer and more relaxed as his easy-going way is so contagious. However, his calmness belies an active, creative mind and paint brush and you will quickly identify all of Augustin’s work because they are so diverse.

The Kigali native attended both primary and secondary school in the capital city, even at a young age his drawing demonstrated his artistic talent and the first time Augustin painted a work, he saw that he could make art and that it was something he wanted to keep doing. Augustin has a unique, modern but thoroughly Rwandan style that seems less influenced by European art and more by fellow Rwandan artists, today you will often find Augustin creating a variety of mediums from paintings, murals, or working on an art installation as he also continues to develop his talents with his membership in Isoko Arts Rwanda, an association of Rwandan fine artists.

Art works by Hakizimana speaks of the creativity and vision of one of the youngest Rwandan artists active today. The combination of his unique vision and traditional Rwandan images and subject matter make for a truly worthwhile artistic endeavor.
In 2013 Augustin co founded Agasozi Art Center where he connects with local youth by organizing workshops for kids in order to help them find freedom of expression, creativity and possibly discover some new young talents and he is also the founding members of Uburanga Arts Studio found in Kimihurura a suburb of Kigali.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 FREEDOM&FREEDOM JAPAN
2013 BEAUTY OF OUR CULTURE, KIGALI
2012 SO FAR, SO GOOD, KIGALI
2010 MY BEST ART HISTORIAN, KIGALI
2013 BEAUTY OF AFRICA ,TOKYO JAPAN
2013 IMPANO ,KIGALI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009 IVUKA ARTS STUDIO, U.S. EMBASSY, KIGALI
CELEBRATING RWANDA’S COMMITMENT FOR ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN, KIGALI
2010 MINISTRY OF SPORTS &CULTURE ART FESTIVAL, KIGALI
2010 ISOKO ARTS RWANDA LAUNCH EXHIBITION, KIGALI
2011EAST AFRICAN BIENNALE IN TANZANIA: SELECTED AS ONE OF THE FOUR BEST RWANDAN
2012 PAN AFRICAN DANCE FESTIVAL (FESPAD), KIGALI
2013 IMAGES OF MEMORY, KIGALI
2014 SUDDENLY BUT CONSTANTLY BY RWANDAN AND KOREAN


AWARDS

2ND PLACE TALENT T-SHIRTS ITALY
AWARDED INNOVATIVE DESIGNER AT RWANDA CULTURAL FASHION SHOW 2015

 

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