Ufuoma Essi is a filmmaker and artist from Lewisham, south-east London whose work spans film, moving image, photography and sound. Using the archive as an essential medium, her work revolves around Black feminist epistemology and the configuration of displaced histories, with the aim of interrogating and disrupting the silences and gaps of political and historical narratives. She was the tenth Postgraduate Artist in Residence at the South London Gallery (2020-2021). In 2020, she was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Recent screenings and group exhibitions include Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague; Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick; Lisson Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Maysles Documentary Center, New York; and Black Star Film Festival, Philadelphia.
Image: Courtesy of Ufuoma Essi