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Roberta Rich studio

 

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During Roberta’s time with Testing Grounds, she will be undergoing research and creative development towards her collective, Her Africa Is Real (H.A.I.R) project, Afropodes; Reimagining African Archives.

Roberta’s work responds to constructions of ‘race’ and gender identity, sometimes with satire and humour in her video, performance, installation and multi-disciplinary projects. Drawing from historical, socio-political, media and popular culture, Rich engages with notions of “authenticity” and its relationship to constructed identities and their forms of representation. In doing so, Rich aims to de-construct colonial modalities through arts practice while ascertaining empowering forms of self determination, often referencing her own [diaspora] African identity and experiences.

Roberta Rich

Photograph by Louis Lim