Sanaa Gateja ( 1950 - )


SANAA GATEJA (born 1950) is a Ugandan, multi-disciplinary artist who studied as a goldsmith in London and whose works are a wonderful combination of installation, tapestry, and sculpture. Heavily influenced by the potters, blacksmiths, and weavers of baskets in his village where he grew up, Sanaa is a self-taught visual artist who creates intricate works which reference indigenous art practices like weaving and stitching. A social commentator, Sanaa works with bark cloth, paper, raffia, beads, wood, and banana fiber to construct large textured artworks that respond to the subject of nature and materiality. Sanaa has showcased at FNB Johannesburg Art Fair (2016, 2017, 2018), AKAA Art Fair, Paris (2016, 2017, 2018) and Art X Lagos (2018).

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Sanaa Gateja - Bird king and twins

Bird king and twins