Here, There & Everywhere is New Art Exchange's international programme, an artistic collaboration between the UK and Africa, South Asia, South Korea, Middle East and Europe showcasing the finest contemporary art practices across cultures.
Here There & Everywhere activity this season includes a residency by Sheila Chukwulozie with our project partner Delfina Foundation (6 January — 15 March 2020).
Nigerian artist Sheila Chukwulozie's practice battles the politics of 'behaving oneself' in a Catholic-colonial body through juxtaposing local rituals, modern technology, traditional myths, and movement styles. During her residency Chukwulozie will focus primarily on language (body language and spoken word). She intends to trace her own body for emotions that she feels she has not been allowed or able to express; either because the emotion has been culturally misdiagnosed, erased, or perhaps, is simply non-existent in the English canon which has come to be her first language.
Shelia Chukwulozie Artist Talk, Tuesday 28 January, 6.30pm-8pm. Find out more.
The diverse and in-depth programme launched January 2017 in Mumbai. Through a series of exhibitions, projects, new writing, live performance and residencies, Here, There & Everywhere looks beyond the surface to artistically explore key states of existence and realities with terms such as 'autonomy' and 'absence' – what do they evoke and how do they inform our work and practices in the complex art and cultural ecology.
Here, There & Everywhere is a UK consortium led by New Art Exchange with Delfina Foundation, Eastside Projects, QUAD/FORMAT, Primary, mac Birmingham and the Tetley. The programme is supported through funding by Arts Council England Lottery funds inclusive of Ambition for Excellence.
Image: Sheila Chukwulozie, Forgotten Paradise - Grazettes Sun, 2017