Public Programmes Curator with b. Dewitt Gallery: Navigating Proximities

I am so excited to join Teresa Cisneros and Ashleigh Barice of b.Dewitt Gallery as guest public programmes curator for their upcoming series: Navigating Proximities. I will also be co-editing a forthcoming publication for the series (release autumn 2018).

Programmed Events Include:

Performing Racialisations

Friday, June 15, 2018

6:30 PM 8:00 PM

A-Side/B-Side Gallery352 Mare StreetLondon, England, E8 1HR

A group of artists, curators and thinkers that are in constant dialogue with societal understandings of “passing” and “privilege”, discuss how we perform, subvert and transform our intersecting racialisations, and the subsequent power dynamics that produce colourism. Asking: how do we crave, embody, hold on to and perform a racialisation that is constantly - often violently - projected, consumed, fetishised and “navigated” as well as weaponised to re-inforce systemic oppression? Join our compassionate, intergenerational conversation, sharing lived experience, strategies of resistance and solidarity and working to reclaim empowered racialised futures as people of colour

A conversation with Janine Francois, Zarina Muhammad, Amanprit Sandhu, Sebastian H-W Live Artistr and b.Dewitt’s guest Curator Ama Josephine Eclair.

Conversing Bodies

Sunday, July 1, 2018

6:00 PM 8:00 PM

198 Contemporary Arts & Learning198 Railton RoadLondon, England, SE24 0JT

At this gathering of interdisciplinary, UK-based artists of colour, we receive four short performative provocations from Georgia Lucas, Carlos Mauricio Rojas and Lasana Shabazz building on the topics of the Navigating Proximity series; exploring colourism, passing, performances and consumptions of racialisation and the reclamation of our very skins. The performers will then be joined by Ahilapalapa Rands and moderator Ama Josephine Budge an a roundtable discussion on survival, experience and transformation.

Join us for performances and in-conversation with artists Georgia Lucas, Ahilapalapa Rands, Carlos Mauricio Rojas, Lasana Shabazz and b.Dewitt guest curator Ama Josephine Budge.

b. dewitt gallery is a responsive space that works alongside and in conversation with artists whose practice engages with social and political considerations