Born in 1980 in Namibia, Herman Mbamba began his studies in 1999 at the John Muafangejo Center, in Windhoek, Namibia. He then continued his studies receiving a BA and MA degree at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway (2003-2008). He lives and works in Oslo.
He lived through the last decade of apartheid in South Africa and grew-up during the post-independence period in Namibia. These political changes, as well as, the theme of immigration, politics and intercultural movement are at the focus of his creative work. His prolific artwork reflects the continual mixing of personal histories and collective memory.
He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in Norway and Namibia. Prestigious collections, such as the National Art Gallery of Namibia Collection and the National Museum of Botswana have acquired his work.
The Meeting, 2015,
Acrylic on paper,
133,5 x 132 cm,
As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. After Asia, Europe and the American continent, the African continent sees the Covid19 epidemic coming with great concern, given the limited health infrastructures available in some countries.
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