Founded in 2014, Kampala Art Biennale’s vision is to create equilibrium among the four corners of the African continent and continue to solidify the position of contemporary African art on the global art stage. The Biennale was strategically positioned in Kampala city because of its potential to become a contemporary art destination on the African continent. For, despite growing interest in contemporary African art, very little attention has been paid to the East African region. The few events that exist focus primarily on traditional art forms, providing a less comprehensive view of contemporary art forms.
The Biennale is thus established to recognise, support and integrate African contemporary art being created on the periphery of mainstream information avenues