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Artists’ Platforms, Diaspora and Transnational Exchange in the Digital Age: A Conversation

  • The Green Room, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL 16 John Islip St London SW1P 4JU United Kingdom (map)

How do real world and online artist platforms and networks facilitate transnational exchange?  What are the new productive spaces for creative practices in relation to co-production and how can online platforms and public spaces facilitate these? How are relationships between African and Africa-Diaspora artists and audiences shifting in the globalised art world? 

Join artists Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Junior Boakye-Yiadom and Isaac Kariuki for a lively discussion exploring transnational exchange in the digital age. Chaired by Professor Paul Goodwin, this will be an open conversation with audience members actively invited to share their own opinions and experiences.

Organised in association with The University of the Arts Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN).

Free. Spaces are limited so please reserve your pace.

More on our contributors:

Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom is a British-Ghanaian artist, born and living in London, interested in creating dialogue in a collaborative manor with mediums, materials and creative practitioners. Through a multi-media artistic practice, Boakye-Yiadom creates hybrid instillations where sculpture, photography, sound and the moving image are materialised - both archival and self produced - and kinetically combined to form a language of connectivity and multiplicity. In recent years his use of video and sound has developed to gain greater prominence within his instillations and are key mediums in what could be described as a re-appropriation of the familiar. He has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, in group and solo exhibitions. Boakye-Yiadom is a founding member of Network 11 a peer group of artists’ currently in residence at Cubitt.

Prof. Paul Goodwin is an independent curator, researcher and urban theorist. Paul’s curatorial and research interests span the fields of art and migration, urbanism and critical curation with a focus on African diaspora contemporary art, visual and urban cultures. As a curator at Tate Britain from 2008-2012 he directed Tate Britain’s pioneering Cross Cultural Programme, a multi-discpliniary curatorial platform exploring the impact of globalisation on contemporary art in Britain. He is currently UAL Chair of Black Art and Design Studies and Director of the Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation at University of the Arts London (TrAIN).

Isaac Kariuki is a visual artist based in London and Nairobi currently completing a degree in Digital Arts. His work centres on themes of internet culture and nostalgia as it relates to marginalised identities. He is also the founder of Diaspora Drama, a zine dedicated to creative and offbeat people of colour in cyberspace.

Logo Oluwamuyiwa is a Lagos-based photographer. Exploring documentary and more conceptual modes he draws inspirations from the history of photography, poetry and daily life in Lagos. Oluwamuyiwa’s first major project Monochrome Lagos is a reflection on city-life that strips away the vivid colours the metropolis is known for and presents a fresh perspective through portraiture and landscape photography. Monochrome Lagos is a digital archive that Oluwamuyiwa shares through his Tumblr and has been exhibited in Lagos in 2015