Andrew Mulenga

My blogs

About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Freelance Arts Journalist
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Introduction Andrew Mulenga is a self-taught, freelance arts journalist whose main focus is documenting the contemporary art scene of his home country Zambia. He studied Art & Design at the Africa Literature Centre, Kitwe and began his career as a graphic designer and illustrator at Mission Press in Ndola. He later joined The Post Newspapers Ltd. in the same capacity working his way to an appointment as Deputy Editor of the Education Post while establishing himself as the publications resident art critic. He is the 2012 CNN Multi-choice African Journalist of the year for Art & Culture. In 2014 he received a Media Institute of Southern Africa award for arts journalism. He completed an MA Art History at Rhodes University on an Andrew Mellon scholarship in 2014. He is currently on an Art History and Visual Culture Scholarship for a PhD at the same university. Since 2012 his articles have been regularly adapted in the modules of the Zambian Open University’s art curriculum. Through his writing as an emerging art historian his current ambition is to encourage Zambian artists to question the sociopolitical, cultural, historical, moral and aesthetic implications of the work they produce.
Interests Contemporary African art, Art History, Arts advocacy, Audience development, Curating, Food & Wine the colour Black
Favorite Movies Fantasy adventure (anything with swords and lots of hourses), Animated features, Sci-Fi, Fact-based drama, long documentaries especially boring BBC ones possibly by Andrew Graham Dixon
Favorite Music Kalindula, Reggae, Jazz, 90's Hip-hop, 80's Rhumba (Congo) African American Spirituals
Favorite Books Zadig and other tales by Voltaire, Indaba My Children by Credo Mutwa, The Muse of Modernity by P. Altbach and S. Hassan, Mulenga Wampanga by Daniel Chola Musatwe, Africa: Another side of the coin by Andrew Sardanis