Meet and greet with curator Kathy-Ann Tan
As Above, So Below: Three Films on Ritual
In this exhibition, Nnenna Onuoha presents three short videos that depict various forms of ritual and process, documenting how Black bodies move in and through spaces from the intimate to the public. The three videos direct our attention to daily rituals of (self-)care and sustenance, as well as how paying attention to and honouring one's body becomes woven into larger acts of intervention and the collective reclaiming of histories that center Black voices.
Nnenna Onuoha is a Ghanaian-Nigerian researcher and visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. Her research explores monumental silences surrounding the histories and afterlives of colonialism across West Africa, Europe and the United States, asking: How do we remember, which pasts do we choose to perform, and why? A second strand of her work focuses on archiving Black experience in the present to understand how, amidst all of this, we practice care and repair for each other. Her work has shown at the Galerie im Turm, the Kunstverein Hamburg, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art Shanghai, and the Johannesburg Art Gallery among others. Nnenna is currently a binational doctoral researcher in Media Anthropology at Harvard University and Global History at the University of Potsdam. She is also a 2023 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, and winner of the 2023 Amadeu Antonio Foundation Prize.