James Aguer , was born in Twic East County, Jonglei State on 1978, His father was a craft man, and used his skills to make beds, chairs and to curve the horns of living cattle into curve, coil, and beautiful shapes. Aguer insures that his artistic spirit of his father lives in him, “it is in my blood” Aguer started his primary school in Ethiopia in 1988, as a displaced due to the war. He was part of the lost boys known as Red Army. He returned to Sudan and from there he went to Kakuma Refugees Camp in Kenya, Aguer continued training himself in art till he was employed by LWF/DWS as an art teacher from 1999 to 2003; in 2002, he finished his K.C.S.E in Kakuma, and awarded with a three years diploma in fine art Nairobi- Kenya in 2003. He returned to South Sudan in 2010 and he registered their own art company with friend’s artists known as ACT Innovation Ltd. He is also a co-founder of Studio One.
Aguer participated in number of art exhibitions locally and globally such as Khartoum, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Kampala and USA as well.
Aguer majorly deals in realistic, modern arts (abstract) in forms of painting and multi-media craft. He is a trained Trauma and Healing Community Facilitator.
Aguer argues people to sticks on their gifts to help others, He uses his art talent in the training “in south Sudan drawing matters because most people cannot read and write but can communicate” through drawing.