Olivier Mbabazi (1996 - ) is a multidisciplinary artist and scholar based in Vancouver, Canada. 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. He is pursuing a masters in fine art visual arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Olivier is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, a Beckeen Scholar, a 213-A Leader, and a former member of Sewanee Interfaith Advisory Board and his works have been exhibited in Germany, the United States, and in Rwanda.
Olivier Mbabazi's work examines intersections and collisions between memory, culture and identity. It also seeks to celebrate identity multiplicity and to propose a positive outlook on the future.
University Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN, USA, 2022
Runonko, Senior Honors Exhibition
Edward Carlos Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN, USA, 2022
Sewanee, TN, USA, 2021
Artisan Depot Gallery, Cowan, TN, 2020
Through The Artist's perspective
Jesse Ball Dupont Library, Sewanee, TN, 2019
United States of America Embassy, Kigali, Rwanda 2017 Collective exhibition
Umurunga Arts Exhibit
Hotel Ibis, Huye, Rwanda 2016
United States Ambassador's Residence, Kigali, Rwanda 2015
Masaka, Kigali, Rwanda 2014
Kigali, Rwanda 2014
Kunst Gymnasium, Alzey, Germany 2014