Teddy ( Sapame ) Balangu

Teddy ( Sapame ) Balangu

Country/Region: Papua New Guinea

Tribe: Iatmul

Village: Palembei Village, Middle Sepik

Teddy Balangu was born in 1961 in Palembei Village where he has lived all his life. He is part of a large family of artists and has been traditionally trained to carve by his uncle. In 1995 he was one of twelve carvers selected to spend six months in residence at Stanford University, where he, along with other Sepik artists, created a group of monumental works known as the New Guinea Sculpture Garden.

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