Darlyne Komukama

Darlyne is a Ugandan self-taught photographer and installation artist. She works mostly collaboratively to investigate and edify the things she cares about; femininity, blackness and connectedness. Her feminist ideals are vital to her projects and she will be found working with other women to make some cool shit for even more women to enjoy. Her photographs are full of regal, statuesque black women, colour and a call back to the natural world. Her projects include; The Salooni, a multi-media roving installation made together with 3 Ugandan women investigating and celebrating Black hair, Our Things, a video archive installation made with one other Ugandan woman collecting stories about similar Ugandan experiences and Penthouse, a rage room on a rooftop in the middle of downtown Kampala where Kampalan women could safely express and manifest their rage. Her work has appeared on CNN, BBC, The Guardian, Quartz and OkayAfrica. Her work has also been shown at the Southbank Centre in London as part of the Africa Utopia Festival, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg as part of the Being Her(e) Exhibition, the Chale Wote Festival in Jamestown in Accra, the Africa Bass Cultural festival in Ouagadougou and at multiple locations in Kampala, Uganda.