Brown Atlantis

06 May 2022 00:00 - 21 August 2022 00:00

Kunstinstituut Melly presents the first solo exhibition of London-based artist Ayesha Hameed, who, through artmaking, writing, and pedagogy, explores contemporary borders and migration, critical race theory, and visual cultures of the Black Atlantic.

Over the past decade, the artist has carried out her artistic research through the creation of multiple artworks, processes, and formats, which together comprise her long-term project Black Atlantis. A project through which she investigates the Black Atlantic and its afterlives in contemporary illegalized migration at sea, oceanic environments, and outer space. 

Her solo exhibition presents key works from the artist’s multi-faceted project and its more recent reorientation. Included are two textile-audio installations and a screening series of the artist’s video-based works. Collectively, they locate Hameed’s artistic inquiry in subaquatic zones, which she regards as a catalyst for the discovery and formation of new racial potentialities.

Picture: I sing of the sea, I am mermaid of the trees, 2021, Installation view at Lush Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021, Photography: Cannach MacBride

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Brown Atlantis
Kunstinstituut Melly
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam

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