Henry Mzili Mujuguna, best known as Mzili, was born in Mulago, Kampala, Uganda in 1971. He lives and works in the Rubaga suburb of Kampala.
In 1996, he graduated with honors from the Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Art, MTSIFA of Makerere University. He also holds a postgraduate degree in education from the same university.
Mzili is an eclectic artist who enjoys painting, printmaking and the construction of conceptual art. Through his work he explores the connection of indigenous expression, including a multi-sensory reaction to his environment, the people surrounding him, and their activities, with evolving concepts of contemporary art. He is a strong believer in the importance of networking between Ugandan and other East African artists in order to share cultural content and create an interesting dialogue with the art being produced form the area,
Mzili is a member of the East African Art Group Index Mashariki, which seeks to re-establish relevancy for the art in the local community. He is also a member of the Pan African Circle of Artists (PACA) which links artists working for the integration of Africa through art. He is also a member and former officer of the Uganda Artists Association (UAA).
The prestigious winner of the coveted Royal Overseas League Rosl Art Scholarship in 2003, Mzili has exhibited extensively in galleries in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, UK, Germany, France, Italy and The Netherlands. Amazwi is proud to add the U.S. to this formidable list.
Mzili is currently working with groups of children orphaned by AIDS in his country Uganda.