From selling art pieces in bars, he now owns his art gallery

Genre : Society news
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts
Release/publication date : 2015
Published on : 28/02/2015
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"The biggest challenge for most painters is lack of finance and, partly the fact that many Rwandans haven't yet understood the beauty of art," says Hakizimana.

The artist has very many projects but is hindered by inadequate resources.

"I would wish to expand my school of art but still at the end, it goes back to one hindrance, which is finance," says Hakizimana.

Hakizimana urges Rwandans to embrace art. "Art is something that Rwandans haven't given attention, which is abit embarrassing. Why should a foreigner pick more interest than locals," he asks.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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