Biography

Olivier Mbabazi (1996 - ) is a multidisciplinary artist and scholar from Kigali, Rwanda. He studied sculpture and music at the School of Art and Music of Nyundo, trained in stone sculpture at Kunst Gymnasium in Germany, completed a marketing management course at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and graduated from Sewanee The University of the South in United States with a bachelors of arts in Fine Art and French & French Studies. Olivier is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, a Beckeen Scholar, a 213-A Leader, and a former member of Sewanee Interfaith Advisory Board. His works have been exhibited in Germany, the United States, and in Rwanda.

Artist Statement

Olivier Mbabazi's work seeks to bridge cultural complexities, to celebrate identity multiplicity, and to propose a positive outlook on life.

Exhibitions

Anamnesis  

University Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN, USA, 2022

Collective Show 

Runonko, Senior Honors Exhibition

Edward Carlos Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN, USA,  2022

Solo Show 

The Cross

Sewanee, TN, USA, 2021

Collective Exhibition

Madness

Artisan Depot Gallery, Cowan, TN, 2020

Collective Exhibition

Through The Artist's perspective

Jesse Ball Dupont Library, Sewanee, TN, 2019

Solo Exhibition

Christmas Bazaar

United States of America Embassy, Kigali, Rwanda 2017 Collective exhibition

Umurunga Arts Exhibit

Hotel Ibis, Huye, Rwanda 2016

Collective exhibition

My Democracy

United States Ambassador's Residence, Kigali, Rwanda 2015

Collective exhibition

Imago Mundi 

Masaka, Kigali, Rwanda 2014 

Collective exhibition

Jua Kali 

Kigali, Rwanda 2014 

Collective exhibition

Stone sculpture

Kunst Gymnasium, Alzey, Germany 2014 

Collective exhibition