William B. Miko is an artist and independent curator. He is one of the initial founder members of Zambia National Visual Arts Council and Twaya Art - Zambia, an arts consultancy agency and private gallery opened in 2003 with the support of the InterContinental Hotel, Lusaka. This gallery has benefited many artists and their families, as well as disadvantaged children who have been invited to take part in a number of community projects.
Twaya Art - Zambia enables local artists to reach out to North American, European and Scandinavian art collectors and has provided the means for an artist like Friday Tembo to build a studio and an informal school in Linda (Lusaka).
In 2005, William Miko curated the “Lechwe Trust Collection” art exhibition at the Lusaka National Museum. In 2004, he was consultant for “Women’s Empowerment” (International Women’s Day), a students and artists workshop and exhibition supported by the United Nations - Country Team in Zambia. The same year, he also advised on the project “Community Perspectives: Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Artists,” a workshop and exhibition supported by the United Nations - World Food Programme (WFP) through Project Concern International (PCI).
William Miko holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art (1999) from Middlesex University, London, UK. He has delivered talks and lectures in Zambia, Nigeria, France, Switzerland, Sweden and the USA and is currently Senior Visual Arts Lecturer in the new School of Media, Performing and Fine Arts at the Zambian Open University.