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Esterio Segura
Omega Ludenyi

These artists were awarded the first UNESCO-ASCHBERG bursaries at Gasworks made possible through a new collaboration between UNESCO's International Fund for the Promotion of Culture and the Institute of New International Arts (inIVA). Esterio Segura Mora graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba and is a member of La Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba.

Segura has represented Cuba in the Fifth Havana Bienal in 1994, produced the sculptures for the award winning Cuban film Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate) and co-curated with Carlos Garaicoa the exhibition Los Metaforas del Templo (The Temple of Metaphors). He has exhibited within Cuba, Latin America and Europe and his work is housed in National and Private collections throughout Cuba, Latin America, USA, Europe and South Africa. "My work is about memory. Many different cultures are processed through myself to produce one eclectic product".

Omega Ludenyi
a Fine Art graduate from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, has exhibited widely within East Africa including: the East African Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kenya National Museum; Art Africa, 7th Pan African Congress, Uganda; and the Nommo National Gallery, Uganda.

Ludenyi's work is well represented within the Kenyan National Museums and Art Galleries and can also be found in Private collections throughout Europe, Australia, USA and Africa. "During my childhood I had to make my own toys using mud, cardboard, tins and coat-hangers. Since graduation I have revisited my 'coat-hanger days' by using a variety of wire combined with metals, wood and found objects to created a new imagery in my installation sculptures."

"The title, Bird and Fish: In The Freezer, is derived from the idea that our creative spirits are embodied in the freedom of the bird and the fish. We feel our winter migration to Britain has taken place in the opposite direction to the birds and fish. Although the winter experience may indeed restrict our physical mobility it has not confined our spirits. Our creative spirits are flying high and free, because their life and expression comes through our work."

Esterio Segura
Omega Ludenyi

These artists were awarded the first UNESCO-ASCHBERG bursaries at Gasworks made possible through a new collaboration between UNESCO's International Fund for the Promotion of Culture and the Institute of New International Arts (inIVA). Esterio Segura Mora graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba and is a member of La Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba.

Segura has represented Cuba in the Fifth Havana Bienal in 1994, produced the sculptures for the award winning Cuban film Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate) and co-curated with Carlos Garaicoa the exhibition Los Metaforas del Templo (The Temple of Metaphors). He has exhibited within Cuba, Latin America and Europe and his work is housed in National and Private collections throughout Cuba, Latin America, USA, Europe and South Africa. "My work is about memory. Many different cultures are processed through myself to produce one eclectic product".

Omega Ludenyi
a Fine Art graduate from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, has exhibited widely within East Africa including: the East African Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kenya National Museum; Art Africa, 7th Pan African Congress, Uganda; and the Nommo National Gallery, Uganda.

Ludenyi's work is well represented within the Kenyan National Museums and Art Galleries and can also be found in Private collections throughout Europe, Australia, USA and Africa. "During my childhood I had to make my own toys using mud, cardboard, tins and coat-hangers. Since graduation I have revisited my 'coat-hanger days' by using a variety of wire combined with metals, wood and found objects to created a new imagery in my installation sculptures."

"The title, Bird and Fish: In The Freezer, is derived from the idea that our creative spirits are embodied in the freedom of the bird and the fish. We feel our winter migration to Britain has taken place in the opposite direction to the birds and fish. Although the winter experience may indeed restrict our physical mobility it has not confined our spirits. Our creative spirits are flying high and free, because their life and expression comes through our work."