Dr Angelo Kakande

    Research Associate

Dr Angelo Kakande (Research Associate with the NRF/DST SARChI Chair Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa, Arts of Africa and Global Souths research, Fine Arts Department, Rhodes University, South Africa) is an artist and art historian with an interest in the law and human rights. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art (Makerere University) where he teaches ceramics and the history of art.

He obtained degrees in law and fine art from the Makerere University in Uganda and he studied for his doctorate in the history of art at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and a Fellow of the Carnegie Next Generation of African Academics. He has received awards from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Makerere University and Wits University.

Residing in a country (and continent) whose present and future are interrupted by ruthless politicians and dictatorial regimes, Kakande interrogates ways in which art functions in the defence of individual and collective rights. He has exhibited artworks and published articles in this area. He is currently completing his post-doctoral research on art, human rights and development in Uganda. 


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