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My work explores the materiality of spaces through participation, performance, mapping, and use of tactile pieces and indigenous materials such as earth and water to explore the ephemeral and temporal aspects of places. My approach is informed by the lines of enquiry in my practice around the materiality of spaces, exploring the temporality or fragility of those spaces, and how people navigate and negotiate boundaries.

By centering on imposition and the tension it produces, my work recurrently employs performative strategies to intervene in the shifting contest around rights and freedoms epitomised by territorial struggles. Performative actions are used to play with space and place, often combined with large-scale textile installations. Taking momentum from matters arising within the local, I look outward to draw on the commonality of universal human relations.

By drawing on the influence of multiple artistic traditions, I also move beyond tactile forms to employ the use of text and speech as intervention, in works such as Boko, to interrogate penal codes enshrined in divine law, often sealed off from scrutiny. Since much of my process sets out to question and reconsider inherited ideas, my approach remains expansive and multi-disciplinary, including photographyfilm and publication.


CV

Education

M.A. Art & Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London

Solo Exhibitions

(2017) From Chibok to Calais: Ort Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Curated By Josephine Reichert, Commissioned by Arts Council England

Residencies

(2018) Art Cube Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem, Israel

Presentations/Lectures

(2016) Sacred Sites and Shifting Spaces: Autograph ABP, London, UK
(2014) Gender and Sexuality in Postcolonial Africa Conference, Nssuka, Nigeria

Publications

(2017) Contemporary Performance Almanac edited by Caden Manson.
(2015) Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century by Liz McQuiston. Published by Phaidon

Group Exhibitions

2019

14.12.2019
Solar dos Abacaxis – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

01.11.2019 – 03.11.2019
Small Acts ArtX, Lagos, Nigeria

24.10.2019 – 27.10.2019
100% VROUW Alkmaar, the Netherlands

01.02.2019 – 24.02.2019
U Bent Hier (You Are Here): The PLAYroom, Zaandam, the Netherlands

2018

09.12.2018
Global Videos: the Netherlands / Germany / Pakistan / Hong Kong

31.08.2018 – 29.09.2018
My Earth Your Sea Our Skies: Klimawechsel (Climates of Change) MKH Biennale, Halberstadt, Germany

2017
14.10.2017 – 22.11.2017
Living On The Edge: Lagos Biennial, Nigeria

12.03.2017 – 28.05.2017
Duizend Bommen En Granaten (One Thousand Bombs And Grenades): Den Helder, the Netherlands

2016
16.11.2016 – 08.12.2016
Ibero-American Utopias: Embassy of Brazil, London

10.12.2016
‘Work This Earth’ Performance: Podium De Flux, Zaandam, the Netherlands

20.08.2016 – 19.09.2016
Global Village: Stichting White Cube, Copenhagen

24.06.2016 – 04.07.2016
Global Village: Stichting White Cube, Landshut

30.04.2016 – 29.05.2016
Systemic Equality: Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York

28.01.2016 – 17.04.2016
Faith [In]Action: United Theological Seminary, Minneapolis

28.01.2016 – 17.04.2016
Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Her: Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis

2015
25.11.2015 – 19.12.2015
I Can’t Breathe: Arc Gallery, Chicago

10.11.2015 – 15.11.2015
Outcry: African American Museum, Philadelphia

24.09.2015 – 27.09.2015
Refit: Rag Factory, London