Rosa-Johan Uddoh: SPACE/New Contemporaries Studio Award 2022
April 2022 – March 2023
Deborah House, E9

We are delighted to announce that Rosa-Johan Uddoh (NC Alumni 2018) is the recipient of our studio bursary in partnership with New Contemporaries.

“I am so grateful for the New Contemporaries studio at SPACE. This will give me space, time and stability to be reflective and experimental in my practice, working towards longer-term goals in a sustainable way. Over the next year, I’ll be using the studio to write, film, dance and make more giant sculptures that make you zoom in to issues of race and representation.”

Rosa-Johan Uddoh (b.1993, Croydon) is an interdisciplinary artist working towards radical self-love, inspired by Black feminist practice and writing. Through performance, writing and multi-media installation, she explores places, objects and celebrities in British popular culture, and their effects on self-formation.

Solo presentations include: ‘Pink tongue, brown cheek’ (currently at the Stuart Hall Library, London) and ‘Practice Makes Perfect’, Focal Point Gallery & Bluecoat (Southend and Liverpool, 2021-2022) Uddoh’s film ‘Black Poirot: Remastered’ recently premiered at Tate Modern, London and Pioneer Works, New York. Her first book ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ co-published by Bookworks and Focal Point Gallery is coming very soon in 2022.