Sekai Machache (she/her) is a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Glasgow. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. She is interested in the relationship between spirituality, imagination, and the role of the artist in disseminating symbolic imagery to provide a space for healing. Sekai works with a wide range of media including photography. Her photographic practice is formulated through digital studio based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting to create images that appear to emerge from darkness.  

Sekai is the recipient of the 2020 RSA Morton Award and is an artist in residence with the Talbot Rice Residency programme 2021-2023. She recently joined Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as a board member and works for (SCAN) Scottish Contemporary Arts Network as an Artist Policy Officer.  

Sekai works internationally and often collaboratively and is a founding and organising member of the Yon Afro Collective (YAC) 

Recent shows include:  Body of Land: Ritual Manifestations at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, Glasgow International Festival 2021, These Stories: The Divine Sky at Studio Pavilion, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Glasgow International Festival 2021. Projects 20: The Divine Sky at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh Arts Festival 2021 , RESET: Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Arts Festival 2021 , Hypnagogia Glossolalia, Fringe of Colour Films, Edinburgh Arts Festival 2021 .

This residency is made possible with generous support from The Bridge Awards.

Image: (top) Sekai Machache (courtesy of the artist).


Deep Divine Sky 2

Deep Divine Sky 2: Digital print direct on aluminium. The Fleming Collection. Photography credit: Antanas Budvytis ©️ Sekai Machache