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Godfrey Semwaiko

Godfrey Steven Semwaiko was born the 4th of October 1975 in Tanzania. He is a multitalented artist, a painter, illustrator and sculptor from Bagamoyo Sculpture School, Tanzania and Hjo Konstskola, Sweden respectively. Mr. Semwaiko is a founder member and Acting Chairman of the Tanzanian Artists' Trust. Further he is organizer and coordinator of the Art Club at Children's Book Project for Tanzania.

Education and Training

1992 Secondary Certificate, Kibaha Secondary School
1995 Advanced Level Secondary Certificate, Kibaha High School
1997 - 1998 One year Certificate in Design and Fine Arts, by Stannislaw Lux Bagamoyo Sculpture Project, Tanzania
2000 - 2001 One year course in Fine Art, Hjo Konstskola, Sweden


1999 BLACK HISTORY MONTH - DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL (group exhibition), Sienna College, New York, USA
1999 ART IN TANZANIA (group exhibition), National Museum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1999 PAINTING EXHIBITION (Solo exhibition), Swedish School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2001 PAINTINGS & GRAPHICS (Solo exhibition), Fellingsbro Folkhogskola, Sweden
2001 RAFIKI INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS (group exhibition), Slipway, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2002 SOUTH AFRICAN WEEK (group exhibition), Protea Hotels, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2002 WASANII ARTISTS EXHIBITION (group exhibition), Russian Culture Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania