Francis Dosoo is a Scottish-Ghanaian artist based in Glasgow. Dosoo’s practice encompasses sound, moving image and live performance. Their practice is rooted in an ongoing dialogue with the past and an interrogation of historicity; at the centre of their work is a 15-year research and archival practice centred around Black diasporic media cultures which informs their context-driven approach to curation and artistic production. Recent works and commissions include: ‘Above a Sleeping City’ (an ongoing radio project initiated in 2017 broadcast by the Glasgow-based station Real Landscape Radio) and ‘Sport & Bodily Rhythm’ (2020, for Whorling, the online gallery space).
Dosoo’s curatorial practice is largely self-initiated and outside of the white cube. They are a member of the Black Curators Collective and co-founder, curator and producer of a number of projects hosted by organisation such as Summerhall and St. Cecilia’s Hall (Edinburgh) and David Dale Gallery and Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow). Dosoo also works as a DJ, sound designer, curator and night club event producer. Their work as a sound designer has involved commissions from visual artists such as Alberta Whittle and Camara Taylor, the performance artists Claricia Parinussa and Aniela Piasecka and the dance theatre producers Project X.
Image: Francis Dosoo (photography by Zoe Guthrie)