Eria Sane Nsubuga


Eria ‘Sane’ Nsubuga’s works and mixed media studies take a satirical approach to complex themes of immigration, neo-colonialism and consumerism. His recent work explores metaphors of access and border crossing. His metaphors are plays on some of the factors shaping the bordered world like the inventions of nationhood and race.

Beneath such interrogation underlies an intricate theme of the invisibility and visibility of African people including their art and culture on the international stage.

Eria graduated with a first-class degree in  Industrial and Fine Art from Makerere University-Uganda, and he is currently completing his  PhD at the University of Southampton-UK. 

He is published in the ‘African Arts’ journal, 2017 (UCLA, Rhodes University, et cetera), Transition magazine issue #104 (Harvard University, 2011), among others. SANE has exhibited many times in solo exhibitions since 2002 and in many group shows including at the Tate Modern with a Tate Exchange/ University of Southampton group project (2019), the Centre Pompidou (2007), Cape Town Art Fair 2018; and ‘Icons and Avatars’ at the David Krut Projects in New York alongside Marlene Dumas and Aida Muluneh (2017)


Eria Sane Nsubuga

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Creases and Tears: Transcending borders and identities

Creases and Tears: Transcending borders and identities

Eria Sane Nsubuga
Reviews, News
27 Sep 2017

An exploratory body of work looking at tearing as an act both of mourning and as pulling apart what causes the tears. Tearing/ shedding tears and tearing/ ripping apart are synonymous with loss, anger, mourning. 

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Eria Sane Nsubuga
Afriart Gallery Kira Rd
07 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019

Shadows are the things that stay with us and contextualize the appetite of the present in us. 

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