A Namibian Multidisciplinary Artist
Namafu Amutse is a multidisciplinary artist who explores artforms filmmaking, photography, directing and writing and works as a freelance photographer and creative director. Her work is mainly fuelled by Southern African tradition, feminism, and Africanfuturism and her focus is on centering black perspectives. She is currently studying towards a Bachelors of Education Honours in English and German at the University of Namibia and recently completed a film exchange programme at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany, with a focus on fiction directing. Amutse wrote and directed her first short film Mukumo in September of 2019 fully funded by the Goethe Institute of Namibia and produced by Senga Brockerhoff of Pegasus Entertainment Productions. She directed her first music video Melanin Mantra by Sage Smoke in December 2019, followed by Feelings by Namibian rapper Lioness featuring Waters and shortly thereafter Multiplier by Ndeshi Way featuring G3mini in January 2021. In July 2021, Amutse worked as an assistant director on the set of Valara directed by Florian Schott and in August 2021, she worked as a DOP for a documentary film Fishbowl directed by Hendrik Ströhle.
In October 2020, Namafu had her first solo exhibition Bright Eyes Into Afrofuturism curated by Efano Efano Gallery, followed by a group exhibition in June 2021 We Know It In Our Bones curated by Start Art Gallery and Sister Namibia. Earlier in October 2021, her artwork was exhibited in Dubai at the first edition Africa Speaks-54: Transforming The Future of Africa Art Exhibition. Amutse is the 2021 Visual Arts Inaugural Winner of the Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards for her visual art Chrysalis, published in Doek Literary Magazine’s 4th issue. In December 2021, her most recent work Soft was published in the 4th issue of Lolwe Magazine. Amutse's artwork was selected to be part of a group exhibition EPIPHANY in London, United Kingdom from 4-5 March 2022. She was also selected as Namibia's Ambassador for the 5th Edition Art Connects Women in Dubai, where she exhibited Sapphire from 9-11 March 2022.
College
University of Namibia
English and German
2020Present
High School
Deutsche Hohere Privatschule
20122016
Birth Date
July 30, 1998
Birth City
Walvis Bay
Current City
Windhoek
Hometown
Swakopmund
Height
1.6m
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Kwanyama
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Leo
A Namibian Multidisciplinary Artist