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CV: Artistic Activities 

EDUCATION:

2024- : Masters in Fine Arts Visual arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2022: Bachelors of Arts in Fine Arts, Sewanee the University of the South, TN, USA

2021: Business Marketing Management, University of Chicago, IL, USA

2018: Filmmaking, IBTC Film School, Kigali, Rwanda

2016/2017: Music, Nyundo School of Art and Music, Rwanda

2015: Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramic, Ecole d'Arts de Nyundo, Rwanda

2014: Stone Sculpture, Kunst Gymanasium, Alzey, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITs & PERFORMANCEs

2024: Home within and everywhere, Vancouver, Canada

2022: Runonko, Ed Carlos Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN, USA

2022: Sewaneeroo, Sewanee, TN, USA

2021: Sewaneeroo, Sewanee, TN, USA

2019: Sewanee through the Artist's Eyes, Sewanee, TN, USA

2019: Arm and Trout, Sewanee, TN, USA

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITs & PERFORMANCEs

2022: Art Battle, Red Room Vancouver, Canada

2022: Diwali Festival, St John's College, Canada

2022: Anamnesis, University Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN, USA

2021: The Cross, All Saints Chapel, Sewanee, TN, USA

2021: Burying a Piano, with Greg Pond & Dan Reidy, Chattanooga, TN, USA

2020: Madness, Artisan Depot, Cowan, TN, USA

2017: Christmas Bazaar, US Embassy, Rwanda

2016: Umurunga, Hotel Ibis, Rwanda

2015: My Democracy, US Embassy, Rwanda

2014: Jua Kali, Expo Ground, Rwanda

2014: Kwita Izina, Virunga National Park, Rwanda

2014: Imago Mundi, Masaka, Rwanda

2014: Stein Skulptur, Alzey, Germany 

COMMISSIONSs & COLLECTIONs

2022: Sustainability Mural, The Office of Environmental Stewardship and sustainability, Sewanee, TN, USA

2014-2023: Private Collections in Canada, Cape Verde, Germany, Mozambique,Rwanda, and USA

EVENTS

2023: On Art and Healing, Praia, Cabo Verde

2022: Digital Documentarist, Veranda at Sewanee, TN, USA

2022: Digital Documentarist, 213 A Pilgrimage in Washington D.C, USA

2021: Art workshop, Sewanee's Global Home, Sewanee, TN, USA

2021: Art Workshop, Interfaith Advisory Board, Sewanee, TN, USA

2020: International Students Art Workshops, Office of Global Citizenship, Sewanee, TN, USA

AWARDS

2022: Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Sewanee-New York, USA

2022: Membership into St John's College, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2022: International Award. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2022: Graduate Support Initiative. University of British Columbia, Vancouver,BC, Canada

2021: Beecken Scholarship, Babson Center for Global Commerce, Sewanee, TN, USA

2021: Summer Research Fellowship (FOCAGIFO-Uganda-USA), University of the South, TN, Uganda-USA

2020: Winter Research Fellowship (Jessica Wohl), University of the South, TN, USA

2020: Induction in the Order of the Gown, University of the South, TN, USA

2020: Summer Research Fellowship (Processing with Greg P.), University of the South, Sewanee, TN, USA

2019: Summer Research Fellowship (BAG Innovation), Kigali, Rwanda

2018: International Merit Scholarship. University of the South, Sewanee, TN, USA

2016: National Music Scholarship. Workforce Development Authority. Kigali, Rwanda

2014: Certification with Honors. Kunst Gymnasium. Alzey. Germany

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022: Art Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

22022: Exhibition Assistant & Gallery Monitor, Vancouver, Canada  

2020-21: Studio Assistant for Jessica Wohl, Sewanee, TN, USA

2019: Staff Photographer at Sewanee Purple, Sewanee, TN, USA

2019: Summer- Marketing Intern at BAG Innovation, Kigali, Rwanda

2018: Product Development Intern at Manumetal Ltd, Kigali, Rwanda

2016: Vice President, Iwacu Art Center, Kigali, Rwanda

2015: Vice President, Umurunga Arts Ltd, Rwanda

Non Artistic Activities

2023: Director and counselor, Akayira Academy, Virtual

2021: Advertising Intern, Farmers Insurance. Monteagle, TN, USA

2021: Co-director of Bonner's Business development & Marketing Team, Sewanee, TN, USA

2020: Caretaker of Adults with Disabilities. New Life. Manchester, TN, USA

2020: College Counselor/Mentor. South Pittsburg, TN, USA

2020: ESL Tutor. All God's Children. Manchester. TN, USA

2019: Renovation Volunteer, Lowering. New Orleans. LA. USA

MINI-BIO

Mbabazi I. Olivier,  is a Rwandan visual artist and a self-taught web developer. In his spare time, he enjoys reading. 

CONTACT

Get in touch with me at mbabazi1409@gmail.com | LinkedIn: Olivier Mbabazi

 

Olivier Mbabazi. Photo by George Burruss. 2.0.s

Photo by George Burruss 

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