Benon Lutaaya was born in Uganda. The late artist worked and lived in Johannesburg. He holds a BFA with Education from Kyambogo University, Kampala. Although known for his contemporary paper collage portraiture work, he's equally adept dealing with other subjects and mediums. Unable to afford proper art supplies when he started out professionally in 2010, Benon improvised with recycled, found paper material gathered from streets to pursue his purpose as an artist.
In 2011, he moved to South Africa, courtesy of an international artist residency award by the Bag Factory Artists' Studios, Johannesburg. Within 6 years of full time professional practice, Benon's career began making waves punctuated with sold out shows, artistic recognition and clients waiting lists spanning for years. Lutaaya founded The Project Space an institutional platform centered on creating spaces and improving opportunities for African artists and young entrepreneurs.
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