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Work in Progress with Arit Emmanuela Etukudo

A photograph of the artist, Arit Emmanuela Etukudo. They are sitting in a room that could be their studio, with a couple of carved wooden masks and photographs on the wall behind them, and a potted plant just visible in the bottom left corner of the photo.

Work In Progress is a free online event open to artists and makers at all stages of their careers. This WIP will be led by Arit Emmanuela Etukudo. It will begin with an artist talk by Arit and will be followed by a friendly and supportive peer review where you can present your work in progress.

The presentation slots are limited to 5 participants and are open to artists and makers at all stages of their careers.

About the Artist

Arit Emmanuela Etukudo is a moving image installation artist whose practice deals with the transformation, fluidity and metamorphosis of the Black identity. She creates self-portraits that give the authority over her identity, where she exists without the boundaries of form, time or space. She recreates the interactions between her physical and metaphysical body to create the physical manifestations of the different dimensions created by her life experiences.

Recent exhibitions include Garden, Art Share LA USA (2020), Lost Stories, Surface Gallery UK (2020), Prescription, Art out Loud LA, USA (2020), Waiting to become: Images from a dream-state, Attenborough Arts Center UK (2019 ), Octeria, Surface Gallery UK (2019), NAE Open, New Art Exchange UK (2019), Left Bank Leeds Art Prize Exhibition UK (2019), AfterMath, Nottingham Contemporary UK (2018), Mélanges des Fruit, Primary UK (2018), De temps en temps, Theatre Paul Scarron France (2018), and Future Focus, Ghana, Kenya, Capetown (2018).

She has also been shortlisted for the 2020 Walter and Sondheim Art Prize, the 2019 Left Bank Leeds Art Prize, and went on to win the 2019 NAE Open Future Exhibition Prize, the 2017 Indie Capitol Award for Best Experimental/Animated film, and the 2016 UMBC Senior Exhibition prize for outstanding work in Cinematic Arts. She has held residencies at Haarlem Art Space UK and Surface Gallery UK.

Access Notes

The event will happen on Zoom – a link will be emailed to attendees. This event will be live captioned and transcription will be available afterwards. The event will be recorded for archival purposes. For help with how to set up Zoom and accessibility enquiries, email maria@nncontemporaryart.org

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