Friday, August 11, 2006
LUZAMBA MUSIRI ZEMBA
was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1973, where he discovered a passion for drawing. At an early age he managed to convince his strict father to allow him to attend the Beaux Art Academy in DRC. After Matriculating in 1993 he went to live with his Uncle David Chibwe, one of Zambia’s best-loved artists who mentored him.
He received his diploma in Fine Art at the Evelyn Hone College of Applying Art and Commerce in Lusaka and participated in many group workshops and exhibitions there. Most notably, he was awarded the prize in painting and mixed media at the P.E.L. group in Lusaka during 1998. Zemba has been living in Cape Town since 2000 where he exhibits his works. Specifically at Alliance Francaise, V & A Waterfront, The South Africa Iziko Museum, The Cape Gallery and The Mount Nelson.
At The Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Zemba had a solo mixed media exhibition. The works were inspired by the tragic happenings in Eastern and Central Africa. For him art has no boundaries and will always rise up, in this case even in the conflict of war.