"My practice is characterised by fragmented, non-linear narratives and visualisations of my own identity formation, with my identity as a British-Nigerian female, with my personal sentiments regarding transculturalism being at the forefront of the projects I have undertaken. My most recent project "What Does The Water Taste Like?" for example, was presented as a walk-through photo, video and sculptural installation. It was the visualisation of spaces such as the Black hair salon and the black church; sites where Black people gather and provide a sense of security and familiarity. Using memory-work as a catalyst for my research, my main aim is to reimagine the forgotten histories following the colonisation of West Africa, bringing attention to the ways in which Africa, Europe and The Americas continue to reinvent one-another." 


Juliana Oluwatosin Kasumu is a British-Nigerian artist based between London, U.K and New Orleans, LA. 

Kasumu engages with conversations related to the diaspora and the articulation of cultural identity, through film, photography, writing and public programming. Kasumu's work is largely informed by her own identity as black woman traversing contemporary elements of Black culture to their colonial antecedents. Kasumu is committed to the expression of critical ideas which challenge existing epistemologies of Blackness, honing in on a larger revisionist narrative to reclaim oppressive markers of cultural identity. 

Currently, Kasumu is an MFA candidate in Studio Art at Tulane University (New Orleans), and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in community-engaged scholarship.


The  "From Moussor to Tignon" photobook can be purchased here

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