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PAINTINGS: Emmanuel Nkuranga


EMMANUEL NKURANGA is a Rwanda self‐taught painter and a mixed‐media expressionist. He co-founder Inema Arts Center in Kigali, Rwanda with his brother Innocent Nkurunziza. Together they lead the country’s growing creative industry. Inema is the largest art center in the country and provides space for 10 artists in-residence to explore their creative talent and showcase their work and  foster initiatives to turn creativity into livelihood.


In 2010, he started a movement of art named ‘Art with a Mission’. The programme focuses on orphans, helping them develop hidden artistic traits. Proceeds of the artwork produced by the young artists support their livelihood and school fees. The programme today supports over 60 youth while  Inema provides livelihoods for nearly 100 people and hosts over 7,000 visitors annually.

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His works are shown around the world in places like Nike Graphic Studio in Portland and the Charlie Dutton Gallery in the UK. Also, he has been an artist in residence and guest lecturer in undergraduate and graduate courses at Michigan State University and Scranton University. His works are majorly contemporary art, skylines and installations.

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Find more of his works here and here

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