In Rwanda

Kyambi Syowia (c) Goethe Institut Kigali / Jennifer Brunner

Syowia Kyambi

The artwork of the multimedia artists Syowia Kyambi with Kenyan-German roots is part of the exhibition #FAVT: Future Africa Vision in Time. The exhibition is having its last stop in Kigali from November to December 2019.

Franziska Schenk

Our colleague Franziska Schenk from the HQ of Goethe-Institut in Munich, music department, was in Kigali to follow the Freak de l'afrique tour, a workshop for DJ’s held by Freak de l’Afrique and getting to know the music scene in Rwanda.


KINA Performance © Goethe Institut Kigali

Jessica Lejowa & Miranda Yuck Da Silva Torres & Amade Buanamade

Together they worked out a performance for KINA-Festival which was called ‘Transform’.
Read here what moves the three of them to make theatre for children.


Jakob Preuss © Weydemann Bros.

Jakob Preuss

Jakob Preuss, a documentary filmmaker, visited us and held a workshop for young documentary filmmakers from Rwanda and showed his award-winning film "When Paul came over the sea" which was followed by a discussion.

Milena Kipfmüller & Klaus Janek © Chris Schwagga

Milena Kipfmüller & Klaus Janek

Milena Kipfmüller and Klaus Janek (sounding situations), two music, sound and theatre artists from Berlin, participated in the project DigiTales across borders #2 as an interface between staging, radio and sound art. They also conducted a sound workshop in Kigali.

Sophia & Lisa Stepf

Invited by the Goethe-Institut Kigali, the sisters Lisa and Sophia Stepf travelled to Rwanda for the first time. As part of their research trip to Rwanda on the topic of feminism, Sophia and Lisa conducted the three-day workshop "Doing Gender" at the Goethe-Institut Kigali.

Abel Korinsky Never Stop © Goethe-Institut Kigali/Chris Schwagga

Abel Korinsky

The Berlin-based sound artist Abel Korinsky visited Kigali within the framework of the artist residency "Digital Arts and Public Spaces".

Flockey Ocscor © Alex Niragira

Flockey Ocscor

The German-Congolese Dancer Flockey Ocscor visited Kigali within the project "DigiTales".

Sarah Farina © Lisanne Schulze

Sarah Farina & Yo van Lenz

The Berlin-based DJs Sarah Farina and Yo van Lenz were travelling three weeks through the African continent with Goethe-Institut. in mid-October they have been to Kigali and Rwanda

Amelia Umuhire

The Rwandan director Amelia Umuhire, who grew up in Germany, conducted a workshop to create the webseries TUKO - Life in Goma.

mijk van dijk © Sumio Takemoto (Graphic Manipulator)

Mijk van Dijk

DJ and producer mijk van dijk spend one week in Kigali and held a workshop on producing and DJing and played a set at Mamba Club.

Sarah Stricker und Odile Gatese © Goethe-Institut Kigali

Sarah Stricker

German author Sarah Stricker, who is living and working in Tel Aviv, Isreal, visited Kigali for one week in the beginning of 2018 on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Together with Rwandan artist Odile Gakire Katese, she developed texts on memory and commemoration.

Kantarama Gahigiri Portrait © Kantarama Gahigiri

Kantarama Gahigiri

Award winning Swiss-Rwandan director and producer Kantarama Gahigiri was holding a workshop at Goethe-Institut Kigali for 'Girls in Cinema' in May 2018. In an interview with us she gives insight into the Rwandan film scene and her own motivation.