Immy Mali

November 2018

Immy Mali, Daddy Can I Play?!, 2013, mixed media installation (photos by Alex Lyons and Moses Serubiri)

Immy Mali’s work revolves around personal narratives of living in Uganda. She creates precarious installations in an attempt to digest the pain of childhood incidents and offer perspective on human resilience, representing pain as an emotion that can be touched. Mali will present Letters To My Childhood/Letters From My Childhood. This project will create a conversation between Mali and her childhood self that will investigate through text, drawing and video, the childhood moments that have inspired her past work.

Immy Mali is a multimedia artist living and working in Kampala, Uganda. Mali received her BFA in Industrial and Fine Arts from the Makerere University. Mali has participated in residencies at 32° East Ugandan Arts Trust and Seven Hills Residency at the Kampala Biennial. In 2014, Mali taught in Denmark with the Center for Culture and Development Images Youth Programme. Mali’s work has been featured at the Kampala Contemporary Arts Festival, Kabbo Ka Muwala, Lettera27, KHOJ International Artist’s Workshop in Pune Maharashtra India and the ÀSÌKÒ CCA Lagos International Art Programme.

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2018 Exhibitions

In 2018, exhibits at Open Source will encourage conversation about and engagement with diverse global perspectives through art. Through solo exhibitions, artists will involve our community in global-scale issues and explore the impacts of these problems locally and internationally. Through solo and curated group exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, we will explore themes […]


2018 Exhibitions
In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition
Pirmin Hagen and Christine Katscher: hand luggage
Tomás Rivas
Matthew Jensen
Xyza Bacani
Betty Yu
Khaled Jarrar
Immy Mali


Soup Kitchen 2017
2017 Exhibitions
Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend
Reimagining Tradition
The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion