I am a visual artist, performer/actor and maker who lives and works in London. My art practice is concerned with mental health and wellbeing, invisibility, the diaspora and the archive. I use both lens-based practices and performance with an aim to culminate a cathartic experience for both myself and the viewer. I adopt the technique of re-imagination to engage with communities of interest and the self as a central focus within the image.
I have worked within photographic & performance arts since 2009 with a range of works that have been published, performed and exhibited around the UK and internationally.
I have been nominated for Prix Pictet & Paul Huf Award in both 2016, 2018 & 2021 . My work exists in a number of collections including Autograph ABP, Centre national des arts plastiques, Hyman Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Mead Art Museum.
I have been commissioned by a number of organisations including the Mayor of London, Photoworks, Artichoke & Tate Exchange.
In my television/film and theatre work, I am drawn to challenging and compelling writing with an intrigue for unique voices. I have previously been an associate artist of black led theatre company Talawa and continue to perform both nationally & internationally.
I was nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Breakthrough Award 2018, awarded the Firecracker Photographic Grant 2020 and have recently been selected as part of Foam Talent 2021, Jerwood/Photoworks Award 2022, Photo London x Nikon Emerging Photographer Award 2021 and The Photographers Gallery New Talent Award 2021.
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Image: Michael Shelford, 2022