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b. 1986, HK.

 
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My practice is intentionally messy and sprawling, focused on how we live with getting bodied. Extracting knowledge from the three islands of Jamaica, UK and Manhattan all and none of which I simultaneously call home, I consider the journeying of the sea, pathways and opacity of routes as roots. Taking form primarily in sculpture, sound and drawing with a distinctly corporeal approach. I attempt to burden ubiquitous materials with a process of symbolic layering, all in order to explore emotional connections to the politics and erotics of violence, language and fear. Recent works have been dealing with the object as subject, giving life and tension to ceramic forms. As well as an ambitious new performance commision with Jamila Johnson-Small, Sounds for Survival at the Wysing Arts Centre in England, that asks the question of what an anti-assimilationist practice might look and sound like in 2018.

Exhibitions include Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum Harlem, ATROPHILIA, Company Gallery, New York, Relative Strength, Arcadia Missa, London, Blood on the Leaves Blood on the Roots, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City and Just Give Me A Minute, live at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. 

Opening July 3rd 2018, In Whose Eyes: Practice in Dialogue, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall

Performance September 1st 2018, Sounds 4 Survival, Wysing Arts Center

Recent Text/Features

The Quietus, Sounds 4 Survival reviewed by Anna Wood, 2018, Online

The Guardian, Sounds 4 Survival reviewed by Ben Beaumont-Thomas, 2018, Print&Online

Contemporary Art Society, Relative Strength reviewed by Dr. Ilaria Puri Purini, 2018, Online

Another, Relative Strength interview with Maria Howard, 2018, Online

Broadly, Artists Phoebe Collings-James & Precious Okoyomon in conversation, 2018, Online

Artforum, Atrophilia reviewed by Laura McLean-Ferris for , Feb 2017, Print

Frieze, Just Enough Violence, CONDO review by Harry Thorne, April 2016, Print

BUBBLEGUMCLUB, Interview in Johannesburg by Christa Dee, 2016, Online

AQNB, CONDO review, 2016 Online

NYLON, Black History Month interview with Sydney Gore, 2016, Online

iD, Just Enough Violence interview with Felix Petty, 2016, Online