Manzi Jackson

“Take Me To Space” is an entity not limited to Earth and I explore that mysticism in these portrait series as muses are dressed in astronaut suits taken over by organic wonders.
My use of flower-draped muses in astronaut suits is characterized by a series of artworks expressing a vibrant spirit in an otherworldly atmosphere. In this body of works, I’m interested in using vibrant depictions of women to evoke femininity and creating a universe of how I perceive a futuristic setting, as an homage to all black women.

Visual Artist


Manzi Jackson is a self-taught visual Artist based in Kigali, Rwanda.
His early passion as an artist has allowed him to explore various mediums from drawing to painting in traditional and digital forms. In 2012, he began his journey as a professional Artist.

Manzi dabbles in surreal and magical concepts, displayed in his ability to portray the full magical breadth of his subjects with breathtaking, colorful technique.


He’s currently focusing on a body of portrait and figurative works depicting dreamy energy that draws us into a rich and vibrant realm. His subjects are manifestations visiting us from alternate, often futuristic realities, taking us on a cosmic journey and making us wonder about worlds that lie beyond our own.




Solo Shows:


- 2016 - 2017 - “Transfigured. “ Innovation Village. Kigali, Rwanda


Group Shows:


-2013 - Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a dream”. US Embassy Rwanda.

-2015 - “Spontaneous Rhythm”. Ivuka Arts, Kigali-Rwanda.

-2015 - “CAPSC (Creating Art For Positive Social Change)” – US Embassy Rwanda.

-2016 - “Dans les yeux de l’artiste” – Umubano Hotel, Kigali – Rwanda

-2018 - “German – Rwandan Fusion”. Goethe Institute Kigali.

-2019 - “Mumasangano”, School of Architecture, Kigali-Rwanda.

-2019 - “Afrotopism”. GIZ, Kigali- Rwanda

-2020 - “Short Stories.” Glasgow, United Kingdom

-2020 - “Black Canvas”. Disrupt Space, London, United Kingdom

-2020 - “Kwetu”. City Hall, London, United Kingdom.

-2020 - “SPACE & MIND” Virtual Exhibition, Kigali, Rwanda.

-2021 - Art, Humans & Universe + - Kuuru Art Space Kiagli


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