Heather Agyepong x Doyle Wham: Reclaiming Our Gaze

14 May- 14 July 2024

Heather Agyepong and Doyle Wham present Reclaiming Our Gaze: a reflection, a response and a call to arms inspired by the artist’s award-winning series Wish You Were Here.

Works available at Artsy Viewing Room


New Art Exchange, Nottingham

25 MAY AT 10:00 AM - 21 SEP AT 4:00 PM

The NAE Open returns for its fourth iteration with a presentation of works that includes paintings, video, live art, photography, textiles and sculpture. This dynamic exhibition was created through a competitive open application process for Nottinghamshire-based artists and Global Ethnic majority* artists living anywhere in the UK. Tasked to seek out the most innovative and high-quality artworks that address critical societal concerns and interests, a panel of advocates, including neighbours, artists and curators, chose from a substantive amount of submissions. The result is an eclectic and compelling selection of artists at different stages of their careers.


Photo London

Somerset House

Saturday 18 May 2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Africa Rising: 21st-Century African Photography

February 24, 2024 – February 23, 2025

Africa Rising is the inaugural exhibition of FAM’s new collection of 21st-century Africa photography, a sampling of the recent explosion of fine art photography on the continent. The exhibition includes photographs by internationally acclaimed artists Zanele Muholi (South Africa), Lalla Essaydi (Morocco), Heather Agyepong (UK) and Aida Muluneh (Ethiopia). Themes that recur across this visually stunning show include identity in the aftermath of colonialism, environmental exploitation and decay, female empowerment, and Afro-Futurism. Africa Rising, and the expansion of FAM’s collection, are supported by a generous grant from the Geneviève McMillan – Reba Stewart Foundation.

Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Identity and Diaspora: Heather Agyepong at Aesthetica Film Festival

Wednesday 8 November | 16:30-17:30 | Yorkshire Museum

Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf will chair a masterclass from artist and actor Heather Agyepong, who will reflect on her experiences as a young Black woman and creating identities on stage and screen.

Reimag(in)ing The Victorians

Lakeside Arts, Nottingham 

From taxidermy and photography to forgotten lives and colonial histories, this exhibition explores how leading contemporary artists reimagine the Victorians in their work. By exploring how artists creatively respond to the 19th century, the exhibition asks why its legacies still matter today.

Africa Writes Festival - The British Library- Sunday October 1st

Aneephya: The Implosion of the Black Body

Nicola Rollock, Heather Agyepong and Ibrahim Kamara discuss survival, reflection, and alignment.

Curated and chaired by Yomi Sode.



In conversation with Joanne Coates 

4th April 2023

Seeing Through A Different Lens

This April, Belfast Exposed is running HEALING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY – Seeing Through A Different Lens a two-day conference examining the use of photography to support those experiencing mental health.

Women of the World Festival- The Power (Panel)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Friday 10th April 

Southbank Centre, London

Naomi Alderman, author of The Power, discusses the hotly anticipated TV adaptation of the literary phenomenon.

"We never dared to imagine it: A world that was built for us, where we made the rules. That world was at our fingertips all this time. All we had to do was burn down the world that was.”

Don't miss this electrifying event as Naomi Alderman, author of the international bestseller The Power, joins us on stage ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated TV adaptation of the literary phenomenon on Prime Video. She'll be joined onstage by Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl) SISTER co-founder and award-winning executive producer of the forthcoming series, with special guests to be announced.

In the early stages of a new world order, teenage girls suddenly find they have the ability to electrocute anything - and anyone - they want. As the rebellion and 'the Power' spreads worldwide, the beginning of a Matriarchal society begins to emerge, following the lives of four women who could never have dreamt of the power they now wield in their fingertips. 

Presented in partnership with Amazon Studios.

Venue: Royal Festival Hall

Belfast Exposed hosts Jerwood/

Photoworks Award 4

Belfast Exposed is delighted to be hosting the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 4 Touring Exhibition from 6th April – 20th May 2023.

The current awardees are Heather Agyepong and Joanne Coates.

Centre for British Photography

Infocus: Wish You Were Here, 2020

The new Centre will champion work by contemporary photographic artists living and working in the UK, as well as show photographs from the world-renowned Hyman Collection.

Entry to the Centre is free and there will be a programme of talks and events running alongside the exhibitions which run until the end of April 2023. 

The Centre will open with two major group exhibitions and a series of "Infocus" exhibitions that spotlight specific artists and bodies of work.

London Art Fair: Photo 50

17th-22nd January 


London Art Fair is proud to announce the theme for Photo 50 2023. Beautiful Experiments, curated by Pelumi Odubanjo and Katy Barron.

The 2023 edition of Photo50 will bring together the work of a group of multigenerational women photographers whose practice engages with their diasporic heritage, and through their lens explores domestic life and the home as not only a physical place but also a space of memory and generational exchange.

The title is taken from the 2019 book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by the American writer Saidiya Hartmann, who writes about the lives of Black women in the US through a lens of fiction, using photographs from the archive and taking a sensory approach to narrating such histories.

The majority of selected artist are based in the UK, but they have a range of diasporic heritages and have made work that reflects their particular histories and ideas around home.

In Conversation: Heather Agyepong and Osei Bonsu, Curator of International Art at Tate Modern

Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN10 Dec 2022, 3-4pm

Jerwood Lates // ego death Exhibition Tour with Julia Bunnemann

Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN

Friday 30 Sep 2022, 6-8pm (7pm Tour)

Jerwood Photoworks Award 2022 // Debut Solo Exhibition

Launched in 2005, the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are a biennial major commissioning opportunity open to all UK based artists using photography and within the first ten years of their career. The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards offer the awardees the opportunity to make ambitious new work and significantly develop their practice at a pivotal moment in their career. Now in their fourth iteration, the awardees of the latest edition are Heather Agyepong and Joanne Coates.

Heather Agyepong is developing ego death, a project inspired by psychiatrist Carl Jung’s concept of ‘The Shadow’. Exploring techniques including free writing/painting, observation, and self-reflection, Agyepong is developing twelve self-portraits using double exposure to create an arresting new visual language where her shadow characters are revealed. ego death is a project about self-discovery, imperfection, compassion, and radical acceptance.

The preview of Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 4 will take place on Thursday 22 September 4.30pm - 8.30pm. The exhibition continues until 10 December 2022. 

Refreshments will be served throughout the event.

Exhibition continues

23 September - 10 December

Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm

Jerwood Space

171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN

Admisson free


Private View 11th May 

12-15th May 12:00-21:00

Somerset House

Strand, London WC2R 1LA

With the support of Official Partner Nikon, Photo London will continue its Emerging Photographer of the Year award at the 2022 Fair. The work of last year’s winner Heather Agyepong together with shortlisted

work by Almudena Romero (Fisheye Gallery) and Alia Ali (Peter Silem) will be shown at the Nikon space. Alongside a full programme of workshops and talks, Nikon plan to create their own comprehensive digital section of the Fair, covering all aspects of digital imaging making to form an innovative and engaging addition to the Fair.

Picturing Black Girlhood: Moments of Possibility

Exhibit Date 17th Feb - 2nd July 2022

Express Newark
54 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ

PICTURING BLACK GIRLHOOD: MOMENTS OF POSSIBILITY, is an international exhibition that features more than eighty Black women, girls, and genderqueer artists—ranging in age from 8 to 94—who work in the mediums of photography and film and have a sustained practice exploring the theme of Black girlhood. By bringing together iconic image-makers, emerging artists, and young photographers (over half the artists in the show are under 18), the show considers Black girlhood as an essential stage of development, an integral moment of political awakening, an embattled site of representation, and a critical source of artistic inspiration around the world. 

Picturing Black Girlhood: Moments of Possibility was curated by Scheherazade Tillet and Zoraida Lopez-Diago. 

Exhibition Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12-5 pm, Thursday 12-8 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm. Admission is free.

Photo Vogue Festival 2021 • Reframing History

Photo Vogue Festival is Base Milano, open every day from 11am to 9pm CEST from the 18th until the 21st of November (except November 18th : 3 pm - 9 pm CEST). The entrance is free and no invite is needed.

For its 6th edition, titled REFRAMING HISTORY, we wanted to explore the projects that have reclaimed an alternative, different way of telling a tale. From projects that reframes omitted, forgotten and overlooked historical figures to works that reclaims an idea of beauty that has been diminished, stereotyped or exoticised. Helping in achieving what Chinua Achebe called "a balance of stories" is one of the founding missions of Photo Vogue, Vogue's global photographic platform that this year celebrates its 10th anniversary.

This exhibition features 35 photographers selected through the Open Call on Photo Vogue, Picter and Instagram. On Picter alone we received 24.913 images, 2.949 projects by 2.513 photographers from 98 different countries, 6 continents. 

Photo Oxford Festival 2021 presents:

A Different Mirror 

15th October - 15th November 

Foam Talent 2021 | Digital Exhibition

Following the award-winning first edition in 2020, Foam presents a brand new online exhibition celebrating a new generation of image-makers. Foam Talent 2021 | Digital is a multi-media platform showcasing the work of 20 artists that were selected through the annual Foam Talent Call. Their projects are translated into the digital realm, supported by audio, video and interactive elements. Liberating the photographs from their frames and taking them beyond the museum walls, the exhibition pushes the boundaries of the medium and explores the outlines of its future form. 

PhMuseum Days 2021
23-26 September
Bologna, Italy

International Photography Festival

10am - 11pm
23 - 26 Sept
Binario Centrale, DumBO
Via Camillo Casarini 19. 40131 Bologna

Collective Show at PHmuseum Days 2021 

These images will take part in the A New Beginning collective installation, which is part of the official exhibition's program together with the festival's individual shows.

Artist talk: Heather Agyepong – Too Many Blackamoors

Artist Heather Agyepong talks about her series of work “Too Many Blackamoors” for the Bristol Photo Festival and explores who is remembered in our history.

FORMAT21 Open Call: Five Selected Artists 

19 Chapel Street, Derby, County, DE1 3GU

17th May to 18th July 2021

The FORMAT21 Open Call received over 800 submissions from 66 countries and a small selection of the 50 selected projects will be shown at Deda. Exploring the many manifestations of the festival theme – Control, the work of LeiLei, Anouchka Renaud-Eck, Tami Aftab, Juan Orrantia and Heather Agyepong look at the struggle for control in the personal and political spheres.

Features Wish You Were Here

Format Festival: Control 21

Digital Exhibition: Selected Open Call Artist

12 March – 5th March 2023

FORMAT21 Online will present exhibitions, events and visitor participation throughout the festival. The exhibitions include over 160 international artists and a selection of the 40,000 images submitted from over 90 countries from the #massisolationFORMAT archive created during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You will be able to access the digital FORMAT21 exhibitions on any desktop or mobile device in your web browser, without registering, downloading or configuring anything.

A simple set of instructions and a phone, tablet, laptop of PC are all you need to enjoy FORMAT21.

Features Wish You Were Here


16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA

Tuesday 18th May 2021 to  Sunday 13th June 2021 

A Picture of Health is a group exhibition of eleven contemporary women photographers from The Hyman Collection who have responded to subjects of health and wellbeing. Featuring autobiographical perspectives to social commentaries on wider society, the exhibition touches upon a variety of timely subjects, as those throughout the world are united by the effects of the current global pandemic.

Exploring what lies behind the camera’s exposing eye the exhibition explores themes of trauma, from physical to psychological effects; environment, asking how the people we live with and the places in which we live affect our health and wellbeing; and care, considering the dynamics between the carer and those that are cared for.

Features Wish You Were Here

Bristol Photo Festival: Museum Interventions

Memorialization in the Age of Forgetting 

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

17th May 2021- October 2021 TBC

Artists Heather Agyepong, Jessa Fairbrother, and Lua Ribeira have been invited to take part in collaborate with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. The artists’ own work will be displayed alongside and juxtaposed with the Museum’s collections and archives.

Features Too Many Blackamoors

Starting Something New: Recent Contemporary Art Acquisitions and Gifts

September 10, 2019 - July 18, 2021 - Digital Walkthrough Available 

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts.

Drawn from museum purchases and an extraordinary recent gift of 172 contemporary artworks from an anonymous donor, this exhibition builds on the Mead’s first and most comprehensive contemporary art exhibition, presented in fall 2019. Spanning four decades, from the 1980s to 2019, the exhibition highlights how artists experiment with media and use historical events, ideas, and images to address politics and the nature of art. Featured artists include Heather Agyepong, Moira Dryer, Mark Fox, Al Hansen, Analia Saban, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

Features Too Many Blackamoors

Cabinet of Remedies: Hundred Heroines

Virtual Exhibition

Digital interventions of artistic contributions and responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by Women Artists

Features Wish You Were Here

PhotoFringe 2020

Open Call Selected Artist

Worthing Beach Seafront

Till Spring 2021 


Operating within up-to-date social distancing guidelines, over 20 self-curated exhibitions, together with presentations of work curated from open call, are showing throughout October in galleries, pop-up venues and outdoor installations in Brighton & Hove and along the coast in Worthing.

Features Wish You Were Here

Fuel Theatre presents The Body Remembers

Coming in 2021

The Body Remembers is a solo performance that uses movement, projection, and a series of audio testimonies created and performed by Heather Agyepong, co-created by Imogen Knight (movement) and Gail Babb (dramaturgy).

The technique of Authentic Movement has allowed Heather to process what her body has been trying to communicate for years and most importantly brought gentle attention to the self. Authentic Movement consists of the mover and the witness. The mover without restriction, through impulse, reclaims space. The witness observes, reflects, and notes what is happening in their own bodies.

The Body Remembers creates a space for audience and artist to attend to themselves and each other through authentic movement, testimonies from 20 Black women living in the UK, soundscapes, and projections. The piece focuses on the six parts of her body that speak the loudest; head, throat, heart, stomach, womb, and hands.

Solo performance for a socially distanced audience in a theatre in Bristol / London.

The Body Remembers is produced by Fuel, with support from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, and the Jerwood New Work Fund.

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