Visiting Artist's Talk — Onyeka Igwe

For the first Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT) of the new academic year, we welcome Onyeka Igwe.

Onyeka Igwe is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. She was born in and is based in London. In her non-fiction video work Onyeka uses dance, voice, archives, sound design and text to create structural ‘figure-of-eights’, a format that exposes a multiplicity of narratives.

Her works have been shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, 2017) and the Berlin Biennale (2020) as well as the London, Rotterdam International, Essay and Smithsonian African American film festivals. She has exhibited at articule (Montreal), Trinity Square Video (Toronto), Jerwood Space and The Showroom (both London). She was awarded the New Cinema Award at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (2019) and the 2020 Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Experimental Film.

The Visiting Artists' Talks (VAT) series for 2020/21 will welcome eighteen guests across two semesters to join us live via Teams every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks.

Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us (as a community) about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body honestly about their career journey and interests.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

The event will begin at 2pm live on Microsoft Teams via this link. Please use the Teams app or one of the supported browsers.

For more information, email Nick Thurston.


Installation shot: No Dance, No Palaver (2017–2018). In '[POST] Colonial Bodies I', MUNTREF, Buenos Aires, 2019.