Kiara Mohamed: The Lives We Lead

20 Jan 2021 – 21 Feb 2021

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Hosted by: Callan Waldron-Hall

The film will be available to view from Wed 20 Jan.

Bluecoat is honoured to present Mohamed’s latest video The Lives We Lead (2020) on our website. This short film was made during the first lockdown and throughout summer 2020.


Kiara Mohamed is a trans, multidisciplinary artist based in Toxteth, Liverpool. His work focuses on the role art can play in addressing identity and social issues. He uses photography, poetry, film and drone photography to comment on post-colonial ideas and reflect on his background and the community he lives in.

The Lives We Lead captures video calls between Kiara as he catches up with Black and Brown people, contrasting what was happening in their lives on a personal level against a global backdrop. The Lives We Lead (2020) captures moments of shared humanity, specifically the way COVID has impacted on the lives we once took for granted and the phenomenon of the global uprising of Black Lives Matter. 

A series of photographs from this same project has also been acquired by the Art Collection of the University of Salford, having been commissioned by Open Eye Gallery, with images shown on a screen at Museum of Liverpool autumn 2020. 

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