As the country marks the 17th commemoration period of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi on April 7, Collin Sekajugo and other artists organised a two-week art exhibition dubbed ‘Survival’ at Heaven Restaurant in Kiyovu.The exhibition kicked-off on March 31 and will last until April 14.
“As we continue to remember the dark days, we strive for the future, to seek light, to heal, to forgive, to reconcile. We are transcending the past and becoming more resilient. We at Ivuka Arts have turned these words into pictures and these pictures have been combined to form images and color for hope,” Sekajugo said.
He added: “Come and join us to commemorate the 1994 Genocide while we launch ‘Survival’, a group art show that is exhibited at Heaven Restaurant Kiyovu as part of the upcoming Genocide commemoration month.”
The 31-yea-old professional painter, Sekajugo uses art to change lives. Today, his dream has become a reality and credits a large part of his success to the opportunities he has had to work alongside other professional artists – and he is helping others do develop their careers.
He is the founder of Ivuka Arts Kigali, an ambitious project that aims to develop Rwanda’s contemporary art by honing the skills of promising young artists and providing a platform for their exposure both locally and internationally.
Sekajugo has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America where he has exhibited his work at different showcases, while he pursues his dream of becoming an internationally recognized artist.