David Daut Makala is a self-taught artist born in 1983 Lusaka, Zambia. Makala is known for his versatility with materials manifesting in sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital art and performance. He considers his studio practice a form of research space where thoughts and ideas gather resulting in exquisite pieces of art. For David, the processes involved in production also allow for greater interrogations in themes such as “Identity politics and mapping”. Makala works from his studio in Chilenje which he purposely chose as a way of working with the community. His works are part of the collection at the renowned Lechwe Trust and Chaminuka Lodge collections.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions and art fairs such at the FNB Johannesburg Fair.