Heather Agyepong is visual artist & performer who lives and works in London. Her work is concerned with mental health & wellbeing, activism, archive and the diaspora. She uses both lens based practices and performancewith an aim to culminate a cathartic experience for both herself and theviewer. She experiments with re-imagination and centres herself and her community within the image.
Heather has worked within photographic & performance arts realms forover six years with a range of works that have been published, performed and exhibited around the UK and internationally. She was commissioned to produce a visual response to Autograph ABP’s The Missing Chapter project in 2015 with her series Too Many Blackamoors which was shortlisted for the RPS International Print Exhibition 159. Her project The Gaze on Agbogbloshie was also nominated for the Prix Pictet award in 2016 and for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2017. Her work has been featured as the promotional image for Black British History at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, UK. Her work has also been broadcasted on national television networks Channel 4 and BBC One and has been published by Okay Africa, Huffington Postand features as the image for upcoming Columbia University seminar: Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African-diaspora.
In 2016, she was selected as Mashable’s top 10 female photographers devoted to social justice. She has worked with the Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery & Wellcome Collection. She has also just recently become an Associate Artist for Talawa's MAKE: Sustain Artists of 2017.
She studied a BSc Applied Psychology at the University of Kent and went on to complete a MA in Photography & Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths Collegewhere she was awarded the Kirsty MacColl 2014 Scholarship.
For more information on Heather's work, employment opportunities, or to just say hello, please get in touch.