LondonUfuoma Essi: From Where We Land
Ufuoma Essi, the SLG’s tenth Postgraduate Artist in Residence, is a video artist and filmmaker.
Her new experimental film, From Where We Land, examines second-generation Black British women and their relationship with identity, feelings of cultural displacement, and their shared histories.
Informed by contributions of the 1980s Black feminist movement in England and the legacies of first-generation children of African and Caribbean immigrants, the film incorporates archive, VHS and 16mm footage.
Video, 17 minutes, colour/sound
Due to current restrictions please note the gallery space has a capacity of six people at any time.
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Ufuoma Essi (b. 1995, London) is a video artist, filmmaker and film programmer from Lewisham, south east London. Essi studied at University College London, 2014–2018 and the University of Pennsylvania, 2016–2017.
Previous exhibitions and screenings include Barbican Centre, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Croydon Art Store, London; Black Star Film Festival, Philadelphia; South London Gallery; and Chisenhale Studios, London. Essi has been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, and Syllabus VI (2020–21) a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme that supports ten artists across ten months. Forthcoming presentations include the culmination of a short digital residency with the Black Cultural Archives, curated by Languid Hands (Rabz Lansiquot and Imani Robinson).
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
The South London Gallery Postgraduate Residency is an open submission six-month live-in residency that provides an early-career artist with a rare opportunity to produce a new body of work, which is then exhibited at the SLG.
Read more about the SLG Postgraduate Residency here.
The Postgraduate Residency is supported by the Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment.
Ufuoma Essi, From Where We Land, 2021 (film still)