Forthcoming, Oct 2020
FREE TO READ FOR AUGUST 2020!
Ama Josephine Budge in conversation with Angela Chan (in) Science Fiction Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press
Series: Documents of Contemporary Art
Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies
Issue: Curatorial Care
Of Parables, Patterns, and Progeny — Rethinking Trans Theory with Octavia E. Butler (in) Think Pieces by the UCL IAS Review
Ama Josephine Budge & Christine ‘Xine’ Yao
Issue 2: Turbulence
Afropunk, Sept 2019
“Eugenics – Population Control.” (in) Informatics of Domination
ed. Jennifer Rhee, Zach Blas, Melody Jue, Duke University Press (pub. 2021)
Writing available Online:
Well Hung: reflections on Gray Wielebinski’s "Shaved in Opposite Directions"
I walk into b.Dewitt’s pop-up gallery at 59 Hackney Road and am immediately engulfed by colours and textures: faux fur and leather, denim, defiant monochrome, and platinum blonde shaved afros...
Consented Issue 9: Environment
This magazine features 100 pages of art and illustration with three sections; Decolonising Environmentalism, Not So Green Capitalism & Towards Environmental Salvation. Featuring my latest story, Watching the Channel.
A Shoal of Lovers Leads Me Home, (fiction)
The ocean was a toxic enemy, but this was Kwakua’s special place. Near enough to the ruins that the familiar taint of old blood plucked at her, yet far enough away so as not to harm the life that grew inside...
"Her prose is lush as the soft insides of a husky nut shaken from the topmost branch, lush as that first millisecond after sex. She's a new force in genre fiction. I'm excited to see what she brings us next."
- Sara Saab, writer of poetry & strange fiction
Ama is usually based in London, UK.
Ama Josephine Budge's A Shoal of Lovers Leads me Home is a " heady, hopeful sensorium"
- Michael Matheson, Anathema: Spec from the Margins
“Ama is exactly the kind of young writer we need, innovative, daring, fantastical and delicious, the UK’s N.K Jemisin meets Tomi Adeyemi.”
- Tosin Coker, The Mouth of Babes
Lead Artist: Myco-Lective with Feral Practice & Chisenhale Studios
Myco-Lective takes its inspiration from human & nonhuman models of
education and mutual aid, especially the mycorrhizal networks of the forest, where established trees share nourishment with shaded neighbours via under-soil webs of fungal mycelium. Working with 6 artists selected through an open call, the curator & lead artist will lead the development of new ideas & skills, while actively nurturing the
increasing autonomy & collectivity of participants over a 12 month period.
May 2020-2021, London
I will be installing a new work at Other Futures Festival, a multidisciplinary festival of speculative fiction from all over the world. The second edition in April 2020 will focus on the relation between humans and non-humans and the question how to create multispecies communities.
October 2020, Amsterdam
Three interlinked artist residencies led by Linden Katherine McMahon, Hari Byles and Ama Josephine Budge at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve will explore queer ecologies. Through a series of events, collaborations and new writing, we will creatively engage with the queerness of nature, paying particular attention to how queer people can connect and collaborate with non-human beings to create new stories and new futures.
*postponed new dates tbc*, The Nature Reserve, Bethnal Green