Samson Kambalu was born in Malawi in 1975. He graduated from the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College, Zomba in 1999 and completed his MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University in 2003. He has exhibited in group shows in the UK and The Netherlands.
Samson Kambalu’s work originates from the Protestant tradition of inquiry, criticism, and rebellion that he inherited from a rapidly Christianising contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa of his childhood. Manifesting in various media, from drawing, painting, installation, video to literature and performance the work playfully employs excess, transgression, humour and wit to test the boundaries of received ideas regarding history, art, identity, religion and individual freedom.