Doddridge Busingye | Uganda

“I like to think of myself as a pervert; my mind decontextualizes, then, I reconstruct. I see and experience things every day, but before I digest them, my mind distorts them to directions that I wish to view them in. Having grown up in Kampala, Uganda since the 1990’s, I have witnessed the rise of gender movements, urbanization and growth of multiparty politics in my country. These are the cores of my art production.”

Doddridge was born in 1990 and lives and works in Kampala, Uganda.

He graduated with a Master Degree in Fine Art from Makerere University, Kampala in 2019 and a Bachelor Degree in Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University, Kampala in 2015. Busingye’s work has been collected extensively and exhibited in both local and international exhibitions.

His work dares to share his opinion on sociopolitical, economic and gender ironies of his time. Busingye seeks monumentality through simplified composition, a firm structure, and a harmonious interrelation of idealized forms and colors. His color pallets usually play with balance of contrast and harmony of value, shades and tints. In his portraits, he tends to paint dark bodies but with vivid colors. 

He endeavors to involve his art directly in the social struggles of post-independence Uganda. His inspirations are first, personal experiences; that is, his way of life, family, relationships, and his world views. His work is also informed by research through books, documentaries, and the current affairs.


Solo exhibitions:

Unspoken Feelings and Buried Truths, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, USA

Trip to Mind, Jinja, Kampala, Uganda


Group exhibitions:

African Identities, AKKA Project Venice, Venice, Italy
Kampala Contemporary, AKKA Project Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Hamptons Fine Art Fair, New York, New York, USA

East meets East, Israel

KLAART, Kampala, Uganda
Jahres Akademie 60 year Anniversary, KAAD, Bonn, Germany
Kampala Art Biennale, Kampala, Uganda

Art creates water, Kampala,Uganda

MabArti Challenge winners, Kampala,Uganda
Jamafest, Kampala, Uganda

Music is a feature of man, German Embassy, Kampala, Uganda
LaBa Arts Festival, Kampala, Uganda

Selected Works