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ENAM GBEWONYO: IN CONVERSATION WITH LISA ANDERSON
7 Oct at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Exhibiting artist Enam Gbewonyo will be in conversation with Lisa Anderson, Director of Black Cultural Archives and founder of Black British Art to discuss her artistic journey from knitwear designer to contemporary artist, with an in-depth insight into the influences and pivotal moments that shaped her Nude Me / Under the Skin series (2016-), and Dellu, a new body of work which is being debuted at NAE.
The talk will be delivered in English with real time captions for both in person and online audiences.
IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE
ONLINE ATTENDANCE: WATCH LIVE HERE
FREE | ALL WELCOME
Lisa Anderson is an avid contemporary arts enthusiast and advisor with expert knowledge on art from the African Diaspora in the UK and beyond. In 2015 she launched Black British Art as an online curatorial platform to showcase the variety and depth of this phenomenal corner of the art market.
In 2016 she was selected as one of 10 curators to compliment the International Curators Forum ‘Diaspora Pavilion’ project for the 2017 Venice Biennale. She has since curated private exhibitions for Latham and Watkins featuring artists who have gone on to be selected as Bloomberg New Contemporary artists and featured in major international art collections. She has represented artists at Basel as a Trustee for Addis Fine Art, visited international biennales during the grand tour, presented papers at a number of academic conferences and written articles for a variety of arts platforms.
Lisa developed her passion for arts whilst carving out a successful career in corporate fundraising and international business development. With a first class degree in International Relations and Masters in Human Rights, she has worked with treasured cultural institutions like the Natural History Museum as well as pioneering international practices like NLE. She also has a background in dance performance and serves on the advisory board for Uchenna Dance Company. This unique blend of creative passion, knowledge and business expertise has made her an incredibly well connected and sought-after culture and arts insider.
Enam Gbewonyo is a British-Ghanaian textile and performance artist, curator, and founder of BBFA (Black British Female Artist) collective. Her art practice investigates identity – womanhood in particular, whilst advocating the healing benefits of craft. She uses performance as a vessel, creating live spaces of healing and direction to a positive place of awareness to counter systems of oppression such as racism and sexism. Her work enables audiences to face the truth of a dark past surrounding colonial legacies and the emotions they bring forth.