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Nkurunziza Innocent is one of the leading contemporary artists in Rwanda. Driven by the desire to change lives through art in 2013 he and his brother founded Inema Art Center. He is a prominent force in the development and promotion of the contemporary arts scene in Rwanda and admirably succeeds in making it an inclusive process by engaging the broader community.
Nkurunziza paints, makes sculptures, and designs jewelry in an abstract-expressionistic style. When asked about his inspiration and approach he says, “the dynamic rhythm of nature, people, colours and texture within my world are the basis from which my art is derived. Each day I live my dream of working as a visual artist and it is my desire that you as the viewer will find your own inspiration within my dream.” He has participated in various local, international, solo and group exhibitions; including in the Wilmington, NC; New York; Portland, OR; Boston; Charlottesville, Virginia; Scotland; Canada; Germany; Denmark, and Holland.