IU Creator Spotlight: Kombo Chapfika

IU Creator Spotlight: Kombo Chapfika

Ideas United works with a global community of creators to cultivate and support the next generation of filmmakers. iU Creator Spotlight features a closer look with a new creator every month.

Nov. 1, 2019 | By: Victoria Lightfoot


Kombo Chapfika

Multi-disciplinary Artist

Tell us about yourself.
I’m a multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans drawing and painting, design, animation, VR, and interactive installations.

Where are you from?
I was born in Zimbabwe; I studied and worked in Atlanta, GA.

Where did you go to school?
I studied at Emory University.

What did you study?
I studied economics. I’m mostly a self-taught artist.

How did you get connected with Ideas United/CMF?
I initially got connected through Mike Seminer who also attended Emory University.

What project(s) are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on a VR short film about migration. I’ll be doing a short residency in France to continue the work and attend the Virtuality VR festival.

What kind of work would you like to develop moving forward?
I want to develop animated, VR, and traditional film projects. I’ve always been multi-disciplinary so this is normal for me.

What does it mean to you to be a part of the iU Family?
It means being connected to a strong network of media professionals that are working on interesting projects.

Where can we follow your story?
IG is probably the most regularly updated place to follow my story online (@ckombo).

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