Valerie Asiimwe Amani, born 1991, is an award winning fashion and graphic designer with a fondness for words and art, based in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Both an Economics (Rhodes University) and Fashion graduate (FEDISA), she combines her skills to create multimedia visual art pieces with narratives around the challenges surrounding neo-colonialism, environmental awareness and feminism.
Her work has been featured on various international platforms and publications and she recently co-authored a multimedia book title Black Amara. Her pieces have been displayed in various group exhibitions in Tanzania, Mozambique, Canada and South Africa. She started drawing from a young age, and at 15 she began exploring with textiles and digital art. She is currently the Visual Arts Manager at Nafasi Art Space, Tanzania’s leading contemporary art center; while simultaneously creating art and content that challenges the way the “African context” is interpreted.