A screening of a selection of short films by Evan Ifekoya. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Ifekoya and filmmaker and programmer Rabz Lansiquot which will consider the thematic threads that run through Ifekoya's practice from their earlier video work to the sound installation created for their solo exhibition here at Gasworks.
This event accompanies Evan Ifekoya's first solo exhibition in London, Ritual Without Belief. It is part of the public programme for the exhibition, produced by Rabz Lansiquot.
The exhibition continues until 2 September 2018.
Evan Ifekoya an artist based in London. Recent exhibitions include: Contemporary Arts Centre New Orleans as part of Prospect 4; Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Plymouth Arts Centre; Serpentine Galleries, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire (all 2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (all 2016). Recent performances include: Block Universe (in collaboration with Victoria Sin) and Camden Arts Centre, London (both 2018); ICA, London and KW Institute, Berlin (both 2017); Jerwood Space, London and Whitstable Biennial (both 2016). Ifekoya was an Art Foundation Fellow in Live Art, 2017. Upcoming projects include a public art commission with Studio Voltaire and Lambeth Council, as part of the Clapham Public Realm Programme launching in autumn 2018.
Rabz Lansiquot is a filmmaker, curator, programmer, DJ and member of both sorryyoufeeluncomfortable Collective and BBZ London. Her work is informed by Black liberatory thought, Black queer studies, and lived experience, seeking to highlight the nuances of Black queer experience, and move beyond representation, to liberation. She received the Silverstone Award from the University of Sussex for her MA thesis 'On the Liberatory Implications of Documenting James Baldwin'. With sorryyoufeeluncomfortable Collective, she has done public programming at the ICA, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Wellcome Collection, Tate Exchange, The Showroom, Iniva and Framer Framed in Amsterdam, and recently co-curated the exhibition (BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY? at Many Studios for Glasgow International Festival 2018.
Image: She Was A Full Body Speaker, 2016, Evan Ifekoya. Courtesy of the artist.