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All That You Cant Leave Behind, Ufuoma Essi

Somerset House announces three recipients of the Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency

03 August 2022

enorê, Leila Dear and Ufuoma Essi have been announced as the recipients of the Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency, a new programme to support early-career visual artists over a period of 18 months commencing in September 2022.

The artists will receive support to develop a new work which will be presented as part of Somerset House’s cultural programme, in addition to support and mentoring from the artist community along with wider Somerset House Studios residency benefits, all focused towards developing a sustainable professional practice for the long term.

The artists were chosen by a panel including Jerwood Arts Director Lilli Geissendorfer, Somerset House Studios Director Marie McPartlin and Producer Huw Thomas, and Somerset House Studios Resident Artists Jenn Nkiru and Imran Perretta.

enorê is a Brazilian multidisciplinary artist based in London and working with 3D printed ceramics, textile and video. Their work revolves around the fluidity of digital media into physicality and back, the modes of translation that arise from this kind of dynamics and how this relates to how the body processes information.

Leila Dear is a British-Iranian artist and educator whose multidisciplinary practice looks at ways of engaging with the structures of the natural world. Often working with geometric techniques from the Islamic tradition and elemental phenomena such as pure vibration, she explores commonalities between art and science and ideas of a beyond human, natural, intelligence.

Ufuoma Essi is a video artist and filmmaker from South-East London who works predominantly with film and moving image. Her work revolves around Black feminist epistemology and the configuration of displaced histories. The archive forms an essential medium for her as an artist and it’s through explorations with the archive that she aims to interrogate and disrupt the silences and gaps of political and historical narratives.

The Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency programme is part of Jerwood Arts’ strategy to refocus our support for the visual arts by establishing new partnerships and programmes in the visual arts, working with more galleries and visual arts organisations to strengthen artist development opportunities available nationally.

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Find out more about Somerset House Studios here.

Find out more about enorê here.

Find out more about Leila Dear here.

Find out more about Ufuoma Essi here.