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Gladys Kalichini

  • CountryZambia
  • Born1989


Gladys Kalichini is a contemporary visual artist and researcher from Lusaka, Zambia. Her work centres around notions of erasure, memory, and representations and visibilities of women primarily in colonial resistance histories. She completed her Master of Fine Art degree in 2018 from Rhodes University and later graduated in 2023 with a doctorate in Art History.

Kalichini is a member of the Arts of Africa and Global Souths research programme, supported by the Andrew. W. Mellon foundation and the National Research Fund. She is the 2022 main prize winner for the Henrike Grohs Art Award and a recipient of the Prince Claus Seed Award. She has participated in the revolving art school known as Àsìkò in 2015 when it was hosted in Mozambique. She has participated in projects such as the second iteration of the “Women On Aeroplanes” project in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018 themed “Search Research: Looking for Collete Omogbai”. Selected residencies that she has participated in include the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, USA in 2017, Künstlerhaus Bethanien international studio programme in Berlin, Germany in 2019/2020, supported by the KFW – Stiftung and a fellowship at the Victoria College of Arts (Melbourne University) in Australia in 2024.

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