6 January – 15 March 2020
Delfina Foundation, London
Nigerian artist Sheila Chukwulozie’s practice battles the politics of “behaving oneself” in a Catholic-colonial body through juxtaposing local rituals, modern technology, traditional myths, and movement styles.
During her residency at Delfina, she plans to focus primarily on language (body language and spoken word). She intends to trace her own body for emotions that she feels she has not been allowed or able to express; either because the emotion has been culturally misdiagnosed, erased, or perhaps, is simply non-existent in the English canon which has come to be her first language.
Chukwulozie will be delivering an Artist Talk at the New Art Exchange on Tuesday 28th January, from 6.30pm-8pm. Book your free tickets here.
Sheila Chukwulozie is a multi-media artist who fundamentally believes that the nature of Being|Body is always fragmented, sampled, remixed and therefore, digital. Her performances and installations have been shown in, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Czech Republic, and the USA. With a background in historical and political analysis, she always attempts to fuse social anthropology with performance. From August 2017- August 2018, she traveled as a Thomas J Watson Fellow studying with traditional mask makers and cloth weavers in eight African countries. Currently, she is working on a trans-continental collaboration with her Trinidadian performance partner, Amir Hall. Together, they are excavating the stories of “ordinary men” in Nigeria and Trinidad in order to re-imagine the biblical classic “The Book of Job” as a dirge for the post-colonial man.
More information about Sheila and Delfina Foundation can be found here.
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