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Serge Alain Nitegeka

Private Listing , 2014

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
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Serge Alain Nitegeka

Serge Alain Nitegeka, born in Rwanda in 1983, is a Johannesburg-based artist who works mainly in painting, sculpture, and site-specific installations. His work explores the obstacles associated with forced migration, stemming from his childhood exodus from Rwanda in 1994 in the midst of the Rwandan genocide. Nitegeka’s best-known works are his installations of painted plywood, situated at angles that create discomfort in the viewer meant to evoke the many physical and psychological challenges of the migrant’s journey. Nitegeka had his first solo exhibition in 2008 at SCAD Museum of Art, and he represented South Africa at the Venice Biennale in 2015. He is currently represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, and in 2020 the gallery hosted a solo exhibition of his work titled Black Migrant. 2021 has seen the genesis of a secondary market for his work, and in February of this year in Nitegeka’s debut sale at auction, his work Mass: Studio Study X sold for a five-figure price tag at Sotheby’s New York.

Nitegeka studied art at the University of Witwatersrand after a series of migrations in his young adult life. Today, he lives and works in Johannesburg.

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