Izere Antoine

Izere Antoine

Izere Antoine de Padoue, is a Rwandan based impasto painter b. 1996 Rushoga/ DRC. Antoine graduated with a degree in Sculpture and Ceramics from Nyundo School of Art.

From a young age Izere loved art. He is passionate about exploring the many ways in which art is part of our life. His art depicts situations of social life, emotions, and feelings. He has participated in numerous trainings in animation and illustration. He has participated in art exhibitions primarily in Rwanda, East Africa, and the United States. Izere is represented by Mitochondria Gallery in Houston, Texas. 

“Creating is an amazing process. Most of the time I enjoy trying new things. I really like the heavy strokes of the impressionists, the flow of their textured, torn, foundry colors, and different grayscales as well as their engagement in open compositions and light changing. This gave birth to my impasto style. I see life as a passion of sticking to what we like and the endless battles of everything else that we abhor. Art is one of the open ways of talking to people in a graphic/visual way of imagination. The emotions, feelings and all the untold stories behind these makes people feel connected.” – Izere Antoine

Izere Antoine has participated in two Solo exhibitions at Mitochondria Gallery. He made his Museum Exhibtion debut at The MET Manila, in the Philiphines along side renouned artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Amoako Boafo,  Hank Willis Thomas, nathaniel mary Quinn, Rashid Johnson, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, and Toyin Ojih Odutola. Izere has also participated in over 15 group exhibitions across North America, Europe, and Africa since 2019.

Museum Exhibition

Sounds of Blackness. Metropolitan Museum Of Manila. Philippines. 2023

Gallery Exhibitions


Artist Visit : Izere Antoine

Selected Press

Behind The Scences : Izere Antoine

CV : Izere Antoine

2023. Streams and Trails. Mitochondria Gallery. Houston, TX.
2022. STRIDE Solo Exhibition, Mitochondria Gallery, Houston TX

2023. Sounds of Blackness. Curated by Larry Osei-Menasah. Metropolitan Museum. Malina, Philippines.

2023. When the Sun Stands Still, Mitochondria Gallery, Houston,TX
2023. Sounds of Blackness, The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines
2022. Spectrum Art Fair, Miami Florida
2022. One Tree Cannot Be a Forest, Charity Exhibition, PA
2022. Florescence, Mitochondria Gallery
2022. Visage, Chili Arts Project, United Kingdom
2021. PEOPLE AND COLORS with Sabyinyo silverback, Kinigi, Rwanda
2021. VISAGES Kigali,Rwanda
2021. CONCORDANT CONVEYANCES with Mitochondria Gallery
2021. Permanent display at INTARE Arena, Kigali, Rwanda
2020. NOVEMBRE NUMERIQUE: animation exhibition organized by institute Français and Maison Beaulier, Kigali, Rwanda
2020. AFROTOPISME: A Digital art exhibition organized by GIZ and Maison Beaulier
2019. Autour de Moi art exhibition at BPR building (Maison Beaulier).

2021. Edutainment animation project with REB
2020. Icyuki project
2019. Baho neza project, Imbuto foundation, Kigali
2018. Workshop in Bakame edition
2017. Mural painting in Ecole d’ arts Nyundo, Gisenyi
2015. Workshop with Save the Children

Diploma in sculpture and ceramics at Ecole d’arts Nyundo 2015-2017. Certificate in animation from ADMA (Africa Digital Media Academy).

** Editors Note. Izere Antoine. Mitochondria Gallery. 2023