Who is creating this project?
Kosisochukwu Nnebe is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist and curator. Using phenomenology as a methodology, Nnebe’s practice makes use of hesitation as a generative form of affect that opens the viewer and the artist herself up to new forms of understanding.
Touching on themes such as the process of racialization, diasporic experience, and epistemic violence and restitution, her work takes her lived experience as a starting point for engaging viewers on issues both personal and structural in ways that bring awareness to their own imbrication and complicity. Opacity (that which is undecipherable, hidden) and transparency (that which is legible, hypervisible) are featured intermittently in works that at times obfuscate and at other times transform to reveal a glimpse into a new way of seeing and being that has yet to be understood – even by the artist herself.
Nnebe’s work has been exhibited at galleries across Canada, including AXENEO7, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Guelph, the Nia Centre, Z-Art Space. She has given presentations on her artistic practice and research at universities across Canada as well as in the United Kingdom and was a lecturer for a course on Art and Criticism at the Ottawa School of Art. She is currently based in Ottawa, Canada.
Lucas LaRochelle is a designer and researcher whose work is concerned with queer and trans digital cultures, community-based archiving, and co-creative media. They are the founder of Queering The Map, a community generated counter-mapping project for digitally archiving LGBTQ2IA+ experience in relation to physical space.
They have lectured, facilitated, and exhibited internationally, recently at the Guggenheim Museum (USA), Interaccess (Canada), Gallery Tata (Japan), Digital Writer’s Festival (Australia), MUTEK (Canada), Ars Electronica (Austria), LINZ FMR Festival (Austria), Somerset House (UK), Onomatopee Projects (Netherlands), fanfare (Netherlands), OTHERWISE Festival (Zurich), Ada X (Canada), and SBC Gallery (Canada). They have presented research at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras School of Architecture, University of Cambridge and Stanford University, amongst other academic institutions.
Their work and writing has been published in Network Imaginaries, Futuress, MIT’s Immerse, Queer Sites in Global Contexts, Atlas Menor #1, QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK #3, Diagrams of Power, IWAKAN, ROM, Accent, Echelles, and Perfect Strangers, amongst other books and publications.
Who is this project funded by?