As a young leader in his community, Lesley Wengembo is a role model for other young artists in PNG who want to become ambassadors of their communities through art. At only 17 years of age, he won second place in the 2014 Port Moresby Arts Exhibition. He was also recognised with a merit award for the exhibition’s theme Meri (Woman). After receiving coverage from the country’s biggest broadcaster (i.e., EMTVOnline), Wengembohas been able to cultivate new cultural exchanges through art, including participating in the Deutsche 1914 project.


  • Position: 2016 Pacific Next Generation Artist
  • Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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  • Email: wengembo