27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Shumba, Leo

Photography and painting

Leo Shumba lives and works in Oslo. Shumba works mainly with photography. He paints in his photographs. Shumba works with a large-format camera and has for a long time focused on the human body. A red thread in all of the work of Shumba in recent years is paintings in the background of what is being portrayed.

Member of FFF

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Fruktharmonien vol. 2
Received 10160474097755305
Furuberget 1
Received 10160474097720305
Maridalen 3
Agder kunsdtsenter 005 copy copy
Maridalen 4

Planned projects and exhibitions

Solo show at Café Opera in Bergen, October 2019.



Bachelor of Arts. Dep. Photographic fracture at the Arts and Design College in Bergen 2011-2014

Photography at Oslo Fotokunstskole 2009-2011

Compulsory education Kristiansand Cathedral School 2002-2005


November 2018, scholarship exhibition, Agder Kunstsenter, The Fruit Harmony vol. 2, photographs

August 2018, Group Exhibition, GIFC, Gallery Golsa, Photographs from my portfolio

September 2017, Solo Exhibition, Cafe Opera, Photography and Painting, The Fruit Harmony

April 2016, Group Exhibition – East Iceland Exhibition at Akershus Art Center, Photography – «I paint flowers so they will not die»

February 2015, Solo exhibition at Cafe Opera in Bergen, photo gallery – «I paint flowers so they will not die»

May 2014, Bachlor exhibition at Bontelabo with Khib, photographs in light boxes – Disagree in the Mirror

December 2013, Solo exhibition at Bar Ramona in Barcelona, ​​photographs – Summary

March 2013, Borealis Festival in Bergen, Group Performance in Gallery Room 8 – The Manhattan Syndrome

March 2013, Video in a group exhibition in the showroom at Usf Verftet in Bergen. May 2012, Photographs in light boxes in a group exhibition, Beginnings, Bergen Meat in Bergen

May 2011, Photographs and photo book at the departure exhibition of Oslo Fotokunstskole, gallery IKM in Oslo

March 2010, Photographs, Gallery Brenneriet, Iron in Oslo with Oslo Fotogunstskole, Collaboration with an Art and Design School in Havana, Cuba

March 2010, Photographs at Fototeca Cubana in Havana, Cuba, with Oslo Fotogunstskole, Collaboration with an Art and Design School in Havana, Cuba


2017- Environmental Worker at Oslo Municipality, Ullevålsveien 34

2015-2016 Environmental worker at Kapellveien children’s home

2015 Environmental worker at the municipality of Bergen. Hølbekken relief.

2011-2014, Waiter at the pub Pieder Ro, during the summer season


2017- Forest Harmony

2016- “I still paint flowers so they will not die”, ongoing project

2015-2016 «I paint flowers so they will not die»

2011-2014 «Disagree with Mirror» 2011 «My Surinam»


2015 State Establishment Grant for Graduates

Open on: Saturday


Studio 19

Storgata 19, 0184 Oslo