Slanted in Ruanda: Nelson Niyakire

Slanted in Rwanda: Nelson Niyakire

Special Issue Rwanda

Author: Clara Weinreich

For our special issue Slanted Rwanda we traveled to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in February 2019 and met numerous designers and artists in their studios.

We visited Nelson Niyakire, who was born in Burundi in 1990 and started painting when he was 17. Since then, he has been working tirelessly, switching between different media such as painting, sculpturing, installations and photography with a strong presence of materials. His work has been exhibited in Africa and abroad.

The exciting work of Nelson Niyakire can be found in the Slanted Special Issue Rwanda, additionally we conducted a video interview with Nelson about his attitude and work. Take a look at our new issue and the video platform to meet a new side of Rwanda!

Photography: © Daniel Sommer, Slanted Publishers

Supported by descom Designforum Rhineland-Palatinate and the Partnership Association Rhineland-Palatinate / Rwanda (Jumelage).

Slanted in Ruanda: Nelson Niyakire

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