Ssemoijja Robert

Ssemoijja Robert

Ssemoijja Robert

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I am currently working on the further development of the research project Alienation which comprises four chapters. The project takes the audience on a journey of self-discovery of what home is and where we belong. It consists of a dance film, an art installation, a performance and a stage play, and reflects on knowledge of the self through the lens of colonialism and decolonisation.

Quick Facts:

Robert Ssempijja is a Ugandan contemporary artist and dancer whose career encompasses both formal and informal settings. His work, influenced by post-colonialism and decolonization, includes research projects which produce dance films, installations and performances, displayed in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. Ssempijja strives for a “regenerative art practice” that helps move away from exploitative relationships. His art connects the distorted past with the digital present, expressing internal and external experiences that are bound to the physical body, mind, emotions, and soul. Ultimately, Ssempijja attempts to create a coherent interplay between these elements as a reflection of his artistic expression.

Highest educational degree:

Diploma in contemporary dance from École des Sables, Dakar, Senegal

Work samples:

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Alienation

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