Organizational Development Manager
Alex has been volunteering for Modzi since the beginning and joined full-time in November 2017. Before she worked in the Solomon Islands, Germany, Rwanda, Venezuela for organizations like WTO (WSP), UNICEF, the Red Cross, GIZ, FAO, different learning institutions and smaller NGOs, funded by partners like DFID, the EU and the German government.
She is now a freelance consultant dedicating her time to Modzi Arts for Organizational Development.
She has experience in theater acting, directing, script writing, singing, fire dancing and generally admires most forms of art. She considers herself creative, though not an artist.
JULIA TAONGA KASEKA
Founder, CEO and Artistic Director
Julia is the Artistic Director and CEO of Modzi Arts. She was born in Zambia and spent her early childhood growing up in a national park, which has been an inspiration for her creativity. She studied Computer Networking and worked in major ICT companies in South Africa and Zambia for many years. She then decided to change course and follow her passion for the arts and went to study Art Management at Berlin University of Arts.
Julia has collaborated and worked alongside Lusaka International film and music festival, Prey for dust festival, One Love festival and Barefeet. She gained valuable experience in managing and working with different local and international artists from the region like Femi Kuti, Blessing Chimanga, Mumba Yachi, Zimbiota, Mathew Tembo, Mokoomba, Theresa Ng’ambi and looks to work with many other artists in supporting the art scene within and outside Zambia.
Business Development Coordinator
Amanda has recently joined Modzi Arts. She has spent most of her life working and living internationally and she has worked with the Spanish Ministry of Education, the Provincial Parliament of Canada and the Mayhaus Gallery in Switzerland.
With a background in education and cultural studies she has taught both children and adults in private and public schools.
She has partnered with ModziArts through the COMUNDO organization and is working with the team to develop the Art School to make art and art education more accessible in Lusaka.
THE LITTLE PERSON
The Little Person is an international, graphic designer, illustrator and political activist intrigued by how art and design can be used as a vehicle for change. Her work is a combination of mixed media and hand rendered images that are scanned and digitally reworked.
The Little Person has exhibited in the UK and Canada and her illustrations have appeared in New Internationalist Magazine (UK), From Dusk 2 Dawn (UK), Aqsa News (UK) and the Joint Advocacy Initiative Magazine (West Bank, Palestine).
She has been working with Modzi since March 2016, helping out with promotional material and general development of creative ideas.
Visual Arts Teacher
Lawrence is an active practicing artist both in Zambia and Europe. He participated in numerous international exhibitions, which lead him to establish a full time working studio: the Inter Art Studios in Lusaka that has been active since 2007. Currently Lawrence excels as a professional full time artist and an independent art lecturer, giving seminars and workshops under the Inter Art Studios education program in Zambia and abroad. He holds an MA, BA, Dip in fine Arts (Swiss platform of universities, ecav).
EDWARD KHALID ISHMAEL SHAQUILLE SAKALA (K.I.S.S)
Edward joined Modzi in August 2017 after an exhibition with fellow students/classmates from Evelyn Hone College.
He is currently pursuing a Diploma in Creative Digital Media at Evelyn Hone College. He is actively involved in acting, poetry, body art and music production. At Modzi he is responsible for TV and radio promotion and is part of the organizational team for events.