Bellagio Residents/

Sungi Mlengeya

April 2023 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: April 2023

Project: “SWISH SWASH”

Sungi Mlengeya is a self-taught visual artist who primarily creates minimalist paintings with a curious use of negative space in commemoration of women who surround her. In 2020, she was honored in Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa, a selection of the most inspirational young people in the African art world; and in 2022 was featured in the Johnnie Walker and Trace Africa Top 30 list of leading creatives on the continent. Sungi visited Bellagio in April 2023 to advance on a painting and ideas on a local impact project that focuses on storytelling to highlight women’s power of choice to advocate for greater gender equality.