One of the strongest feminist voices to emerge from Eastern Africa in the past 30 years, Everlyn Nicodemus is an artist, writer and curator. Born in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in 1954, Nicodemus’ life has been marked by movement: herself part of a moving diaspora which she documents in her writing and art making. Moving across Europe – to Sweden, France and Belgium before finally settling in the U.K. – her experience of racism and cultural trauma has prompted the creation of a unique body of work encompassing paintings, collaged ‘books’ and mixed-media assemblages as well as poems, using unusual materials to explore human experience, from metal nettings and sisal to textiles and found objects. Her research and curatorial interests focus on the history of Modern African Art.
Artist in Residence 2022-2023