Nitegeka was born in Burundi in 1983 and lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his undergraduate studies in 2009 and is currently finishing his Master’s degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. He won the Robert Hodgins Prize at Wits University in 2008. He was selected for the 20th edition of the Biennale Dak’Art 2010 and awarded a Fondation Jean Paul Blachère prize. Group exhibitions include Time’s Arrow at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (2010) and Beyond the Line at the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg (2008).
In 2010 Serge Alain Nitegeka won the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts and a Fondation JP Blachère Prize awarded at the Dakar Biennale. He was a festival artist at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2011