Eria Nsubuga Sane

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Eria Nsubuga Sane
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About the Artist

Eria Nsubuga, known artistically as 'Sane,' is a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene, recognized for his thought-provoking mixed media works. His art delves into the complexities of immigration, neo-colonialism, and consumerism, employing satire to unravel these themes. Sane's recent creations focus on metaphors related to access and border crossings, reflecting on the constructs of nationhood and race that define our bordered world. His work poignantly addresses the dichotomy of visibility and invisibility of African people and their cultural expressions on the global stage.

Sane's academic achievements include a first-class degree in Industrial and Fine Art from Makerere University in Uganda, and he is currently advancing his research through a PhD at the University of Southampton in the UK. His scholarly contributions have been recognized in prestigious publications such as the 'African Arts' journal in 2017 and the Transition magazine's issue #104 in 2011.

Eria 'Sane' Nsubuga's artistic journey is marked by numerous solo exhibitions since 2002 and participation in various group shows. Notably, his work has been featured at the Tate Modern as part of a Tate Exchange/University of Southampton group project in 2019, the Centre Pompidou in 2007, the Cape Town Art Fair in 2018, and 'Icons and Avatars' at David Krut Projects in New York, where he exhibited alongside renowned artists like Marlene Dumas and Aida Muluneh in 2017. Sane's art continues to challenge and inspire, making significant contributions to the discourse on contemporary African art and culture.