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Keisha Scarville

Scarville weaves together themes dealing with transformation, place, and the unknown. She studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Parsons/The New School.

Her work has shown at the Studio Museum of Harlem, The Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Rush Arts Gallery, BRIC Arts Media House, Lesley Heller Gallery, Contact Gallery in Toronto, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and many others. Scarville has also taken part in residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program etc. Her work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications including the New York Times, Vice, The Village Voice, and more.

Currently, Scarville is an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography and Parsons School of Art & Design in New York.

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Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola

Aderemi-Ibitola is a trans-disciplinary artist working primarily in time based art,interactivity and performance. Her work focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and ethnicity. Along with her artistic practice, Aderemi-Ibitola also works as a devised theatre practitioner, performance studies scholar and teaching artist.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, she immigrated to the United States in 2000. She returned to Nigeria in 2014. Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola earned her Masters in Performances Studies from Tisch School of the Performing Arts, New York University and holds a Bachelors in Communication Arts with a focus in Television/Film Production and a minor in Political Science.

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Bubu Ogisi

Ogisi is a nomadic creative entrepreneur born in Lagos, Nigeria, living between Lagos and Nairobi.

Ogisi obtained an MA in Fashion Business from Ecole Superieure des Art et technique de la Mode (ESMOD) Paris, France. She is the creative director of the contemporary women's wear brand, IAMISIGO and is one of the four members of the art collective hFACTOR. Ogisi creates wearable art pieces with unconventional materials and heritage textiles traditions from all over the African continent and conveys lost heritage stories as a form of silent protest to post, neo-colonialism portrayed through visuals and short films. She also specialises in abstract space installations and space design.

Her pieces have been exhibited at Art21 “Platforms 21” Lagos, Nigeria December 2015, Brighton Museum Brighton April 2016, Troppen Museum “Fashion Cities Africa", Amsterdam, Netherlands 2017, Museum of Ethnology “Flow of Forms”, Hamburg, Germany 2018. She has also shown at the International Fashion Showcase (London Fashion Week) London 2015, Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Lagos 2011-2018, South Africa Fashion Week among others.

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The Critics Company

The Critics Company is an entertainment company consisting of 9 boys and girls based in Northern Nigeria.
The Critics Company specialises in making sci-fi short films. Their work includes sci-fi short films Chase and Z the Beginning released in 2018 and 2019 respectively. These shorts were both shot with a smartphone and received global recognition and press features - including Aljazeera, BBC, CGTN, Reuters, France 24 etc.

So far, The Critics Company have made over 20 short films available on YouTube and other platforms.

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Francois Knoetze

Knoetze is a Cape Town-based performance artist, sculptor and filmmaker known for his sculptural suits and experimental video art. He completed an MFA at Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 2015.

That year, Knoetze was featured as one of Mail & Guardian Newspaper’s ‘Top 200 Young South Africans’. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions around the world. He is a recipient of Hivos' Digital Earth Fellowship.

Knoetze retraces the life cycles of discarded objects and explores junctures between material and social histories. In his Mongo sculptural suits, the synthetic is welded to the human – bringing focus to the objectification of persons, through the personification of objects.

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Jonathan Chambalin

Chambalin is a seasoned photographer metamorphosed into a multimedia artist, neo-expressionist/ impressionistic painter and sound artist, his artistic vision is towards creating a structural legacy towards virtually oriented art for the future, his preferred medium is cinemagraphs and sound.

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Klein

Klein is a multi-disciplinary artist based in London. Her music releases, films and performances have established her as a singular voice who uses disjunctive experimentalism to create a sensory world that melds popular reference points with personal associations.

Some of her work includes: Tommy (Hyperdub, 2017) Lagata (self-released, 2016) Only (Howling Owl Records, 2016)

Klein’s performances & commissioned work include: London, Southbank Centre (July 2019): Osanle New York, MoMA PS1 (April 2019) London, Serpentine Gallery (January 2019): A Time for New Dreams London, London Contemporary Music Festival (December 2018): CC Milan, Triennale (December 2018).

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Medina Dugger

Dugger (b. Corpus Christi, Texas), is an artist from California, based in Lagos, Nigeria since 2011. She studied at Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris, France in 2010. Following her years as a project coordinator/co-curator for the African Artists’ Foundation and LagosPhoto Festival (2011-2015),

Dugger turned her primary focus to her artistic practice. Through collage, photography and video, her work primarily focuses on women and seeks to undermine negative stereotypes and singular storylines common to Nigeria and Africa, instead focusing on themes both contemporary and timeless including the female form, acculturation, ethnocentrism, cultural homogenization, globalisation, identity, tradition, modernity, imagination and style.

Her photographic work has been featured in Vogue, Smithsonian Magazine, CNN Africa, Dazed, Colossal, Something We Africans Got, Refinery 29, Design Indaba, Marie Claire SA, Konbini, WePresent and more. Dugger’s awards include: Lensculture Art Photography Awards, Finalist (2019), PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, Silver in Fine Art/Collage for ‘Enshroud’ (2019), INVESTEC Cape Town Art Fair with Art Twenty One, ft. ‘Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Ojeikere’, Feb. 2019. First Prize in Magnum Photography Award 'Open' Category, for ‘Chroma' (2017), Lensculture Portrait Award 'Juror's Pick’ for ‘Chroma’ (2017).