Yamba Malawi is collaborating with acclaimed artist Julia Rommel to create custom artworks that will benefit children enrolled in our Childhoods & Livelihoods Program.

Earlier this year, Rommel visited Yamba Malawi’s communities, where she worked with community children to create self-portraits. Inspired by her experience, she then created a series of drawings and a painting which will be displayed and individually auctioned at this year’s Gala for Good. 100% of proceeds from the collaboration will support the expansion of Yamba Malawi’s life-changing programs in Malawi.

About Julia Rommel

Julia Rommel (b. 1980 in Salisbury MD, lives and works in New York) received her MFA from American University in Washington D.C. Her first solo museum show, Two Italians, Six Lifeguards, was hosted by the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT in 2015. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: Twin Bed, Bureau at Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany; Stay-at-Home Dad with Mathew Cerletty, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway; Man Alive, Bureau, New York; A Cheesecake With Your Name On It, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, CA; The Little Match Stick, Bureau. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. In 2018 she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva Island, Florida.

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