Trans Bantu Zambia (TBZ) works to inform, educate and sensitise Trans* and intersex persons, particularly young people, families and their support structures.
Trans Bantu Zambia (TBZ) works to inform, educate and sensitise Trans* and intersex persons, particularly young people, families and their support structures. In 2014, they released their first book “We Exist,” made up of stories, poems and narratives of trans people living in Zambia, their families and allies. TBZ promotes youth leadership, political and civic participation, wellness through sport and art and access to services (safety shelter, crisis counseling & therapy clinic, life skills school).
Milumbe Haimbe was born in Lusaka, Zambia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture attained from the Copperbelt University, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts obtained from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norway.
Drawing on a background of painting, Milumbe’s current art practices are based in digital illustration, including sequential art as an intermedial process that combines and integrates illustrations and written texts into narratives. She asserts that this process has led to a natural progression into explorations of genres such as comics, animation and graphic novels. Her interests are related to intercultural issues, focusing on the forms of representation of cultural minorities within the context of popular media.
Milumbe has exhibited her work in numerous shows both locally and internationally, including FOCUS 10 – Art Basal in Switzerland, and is an alumnus of the Art Omi International Artist’s Residency in New York. She also exhibited in the Biennale for Contemporary African Art in Dakar, 2014, and is a recipient of the 2015 Bellagio Arts Fellowship Award, as well as the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Award.