Video: Artist Talk with Kosisochukwu Nnebe | STAGES Speaker Series
On April 6th, 2023 Plug In ICA announced an artist talk by Kosisochukwu Nnebe, as part of the STAGES Speaker Series in anticipation of her temporary public artwork for the STAGES biennial in August 2023.
Kosisochukwu Nnebe is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist. Inspired by postcolonial theorists Frantz Fanon and Edouard Glissant, Nnebe’s practice is invested in unraveling the process of racialization and re-thinking the politics of Black visibility. Moving across installation and lens-based media, Nnebe creates works that shapeshift and transform to reveal a glimpse into new ways of seeing and understanding Blackness.
In their play with spatiality and coded visual lexicons, Nnebe’s works root themselves also in Black feminist standpoint theory to demonstrate how one’s positionality within society – as within space – dictates what is seen and unseen, thus engaging viewers on issues both personal and structural in ways that bring awareness to their own complicity.
Undergirding Nnebe’s practice is a desire for reconnection and dreams of otherwise Black futurities anchored in non-Western epistemologies and ontologies and anti-colonial solidarities.
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