Munana Gatera is first and foremost a curious being, insatiable for experiences. A self-taught artist, blessed by the Muses, Munana?s creativity knows no bounds.
Born in Burundi, raised between Rwanda, Congo and Belgium, working between Lisbon and Brussels, Munana Gatera is a self-taught artist who likes to play with different crafts and techniques. A serial creator at heart, he does not like to label himself a designer or a painter but rather considers himself a creator of emotions who takes on any creative endeavour his soul calls for.
At twenty-five years old, Munana interrupts his career as a model and stylist to teach himself how to paint. These first creation, both abstract and figurative, will inspire his first textile and design works. He will collaborate with Didden & Co for an art rug collection, for Mais il est o? le soleil? on a scarf collection. He will then move on to create his eponymous brand and sign a collection of scarves, a collection of hand-made kimonos, and other experiments remained unreleased.
He has collaborated with name brands and independent designers before creating his own namesake brand in 2014