Ufuoma Essi Is a video artist, filmmaker and film programmer from Lewisham, South East London.
Her work explores intersectional themes of race, gender, class and sexuality. The archive forms an essential medium for her as an artist and it’s through explorations with the archive that she aims to interrogate and disrupt the silences and gaps of the historical narrative.
By using the archive as a process of unlearning and discovery she seeks to re-centre the marginalised histories of the Black Atlantic and specific histories of black women. Drawing from a range of influences including black popular culture, films, music, historical texts and black feminist theory from writers such as Claudia Jones to Audre Lorde.
Ufuoma’s films have been screened and exhibited at institutions and galleries in the UK and abroad such as the Barbican Centre, South London Gallery, MOCA Los Angeles, Croydon Art Store and Chisenhale Studios.
Still taken from All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2019)
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