Kazembe Hamadi

London, UK.

Kazembe Hamadi is a freelance/commissioned illustrator, 2D animator, and graphic designer currently working within the poster design, portraiture and key art fields. He has been involved in the art, photography and film scene since 2002, his achievements include winning finalist in the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize art competition, bronze medallist in the UK Skills art advanced challenge 2007 and best film poster in the Odeon Short Film competition 2009. In 2010 a selection of his work was published for the first time in a hardcover book called 'Virtuoso showcasing talented artists from around the world.’ In 2012 Kazembe created 2D animations for London Bus-Tops, a collaborative public art installation project spanning 20 London boroughs to form part of London’s cultural Olympiad for the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2013 he won 1st place in the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition and went on to create poster art for indie musical rom-com God Help the Girl for Metrodome distribution in 2014.

Kazembe Hamadi has exhibited widely around the UK including The National Film Theatre in London, The Trocadero in London, The Hospital Gallery in Covent Garden, Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton, Pitshanger Manor Gallery in Ealing Broadway, Ada Street Gallery in Bethnal Green and most recently with State of the Art Cinema's exhibitions held at the A&D Gallery and The Strand Gallery in London.

As an artist he has reached a creative turning point in his life and plans on making original pieces for as long as he can. Kazembe wants his work to touch on elements that have never been touched on before. His ambition is to move into the film and music industries. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Exhibitions.

2014 - State of the Art Cinema, The Strand Gallery, London. A free exhibition of contemporary film poster design and photography presented by the Film Distributors' Association indicating the spectacle and diversity of films from around the world.

2014 - State of the Art Cinema, A&D Gallery, London. A free exhibition of contemporary film poster design and photography presented by the Film Distributors' Association indicating the spectacle and diversity of films from around the world.

2012 - London Bus-Tops, London boroughs. A collaborative public art installation project across 20 London boroughs creating a new exhibition space for the public arts as part of London's 2012 cultural Olympiad.

2007 - TVU Contemporaries show, Trocadero, London. Showcasing recent Thames Valley University graduates cutting edge art and design practice.

2007 - Pixel Shake, Ada Street gallery, Bethnal Green, London. BA Hons Digital Arts graduate degree show.

2007 - UK Skills Challenge, Light House gallery, Wolverhampton. Promoting excellence through skills competitions for young artists.

2006 - Nationwide Mercury Art prize, The Hospital gallery, Covent Garden, London. UK’s premier student art competition and exhibition.

2003 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow, The National Film Theatre, London. Part of the Yesterday, today and tomorrow exhibition of works by young artists from Ealing schools.

2002 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Pitshanger Manor arts gallery & house, Ealing. An exhibition of works by young artists from Ealing Schools.

2002 - The people of Ealing, Pitshanger Manor arts gallery & house, Ealing. An energetic mixture of work that creatively reflects the people of the London Borough of Ealing.
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Awards & Publications.

2013 - State of the Art Cinema 'design a poster' Competition. Winner of 1st place in the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition for indie comedy Frances Ha.

2010 - Virtuoso. A hardback book showcasing the work of talented artists from around the world.

2009 - Odeon Short Film Competition. Winner of 1st place in the Odeon short film competition poster category for Odeon Uxbridge entry ‘Dummy’.

2008 - Babelgum Online Film Festival. Short film ScreenPLAY short listed into the Babelgum online film festival’s Animation award.

2007 - UK Skills Challenge Art Advanced Competition. Art Advanced BRONZE award for digital painting 'C.G.eye.'

2006 - Nationwide Mercury Prize Art Competition. Winning finalist award for digital illustration 'In Search of…'

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