About the Artists
Chloe Filani is an artist, performer, poet and writer working with and in her lived experiences as a black trans woman of Nigerian Heritage Yoruba and Eshan. Examining the broader themes of identity and power structures, Filani’s work is about going on artistic journeys, be it solo or in collaboration with play, movement, expression of her voice and using her body to communicate the artistic self. Especially working with other Black women and femmes of similar experiences and expression within art – trying to find a way to communicate something through poetry, performance and sound work. Filani is currently working on a research project called Negro ecstasy/Black Ecstasy.
Ebun Sodipo makes work for those who will come after: the Black trans people of the future. Her interdisciplinary practice narrates her construction of a black trans-feminine self after slavery and colonialism. Through a process of fragmentation, collage, and fabulation, she devises softer, other-wise ways of imagining and speaking about the body, desire, archives, and the past.
Ebun's work has been shown, read, watched, performed at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Centre, Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Narrative Projects, Raven's Row, The Block Museum of Art, South London Gallery, Arcadia Missa’s How To Sleep Faster, Auto Italia, ICA, Tate Britain, Embassy Gallery, Wasafiri, CCA Annex, Camden Arts Centre, and Frieze. She was artist in residence at Porthmeor Studios and Gasworks. She is currently working on commissions for VISUAL Carlow and FACT Liverpool. She teaches at Falmouth University.
Ebun Sodipo is a named artist at field: arts, a Creative Production Supports initiative funded by the Arts Council of Ireland
CREDIT INTERVENTIONS/INTROSPECTIONS is a project that functions as a think-tank that fosters experimental approaches to institutional models of curating. It is a testing ground for artists and other institutional figures in forming new practices, projects and ideas within galleries and other art spaces.
CREDIT: INTERVENTIONS/INTROSPECTIONS is the work of Alexander Aplerku, Maria-Yelena Demine, Nimco Kulmiye Hussein, Amiel Maucade, Wenqing Liang and Chuling Wang, students from the 2021 cohort of MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
Installation images: Anita Kamara
Ebun Sodipo's portrait by Deniz Guzel. Courtesy of Deniz Guzel/Frieze
Chloe Filani's portrait by Ejatu Shaw; Creative Director Hannah Fait
Sincere thanks to Senam Badu and Anthony Badu of flat 70.