Ufuoma Essi Is a video artist and award winning filmmaker from South East London. She works predominantly with film and moving image as well as installation and sound.

Her work revolves around Black feminist epistemology and the configuration of displaced histories. 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 political and historical narratives. 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 Daphne Brooks. Essi’s work also seeks to examine the historical and contemporary links between the Black Atlantic and explores intersectional themes. 

Her films have been screened and exhibited at film festivals, institutions and galleries both nationally and internationally including Gasworks, Lisson Gallery, South London Gallery, Centre National d'Art Contemporain (CNAC), Criterion Collection, Julia Stoschek Foundation, Galerie Rudolfinum, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles,  Towner Eastbourne, The Chicago International Film Festival, Black Star Film Festival and LUX.

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