Imagining An(O)ther World: Women’s Narratives, Internationalism, and resistance in the artwork/Arrival

20 Oct 2010
Jackman Humanities Building, University of Toronto 170 St. George Street

A public lecture with Roshini Kempadoo
Co-presented with Caribbean Studies and Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Roshini Kempadoo is a London-based Photographer, Media Artist, and Reader in Media Practice at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of East London. Her research and artwork re-interprets and re-imagines contemporary and historical experiences of the everyday. She explores the link between British and Caribbean culture through the use of photographs, digital media, and networked environments.

Recent exhibitions include: Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas (2009) 7th Encuentro, Museo de Artes, National University of Colombia, Bogotá; Liminal: A question of position (2009) Rivington Place, London; Art & Emancipation In Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario And His Worlds, (2007) Yale Center for British Art, USA; and the retrospective exhibition Roshini Kempadoo work: 1990 – 2004, (2004) Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London. Recent publications include: ‘Interpolating screen bytes: Critical commentary in multimedia artworks.’ 2010 Journal of Media Practice, 11(1); and ‘Back Routes: historical articulation in multimedia production,’ in Alan Grossman and Áine O’Brien (eds.) 2007 Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice.

Roshini is currently researching decolonization and resistance in Trinidad and Mauritius for a photographic and multimedia artwork Domino Effects (2010); contemporary economic migration to Southern Europe from North Africa for the multi-screen artwork Arrival (2010); and writing a book chapter for Helen Thornham and Elke Weissmann (eds.) 2012 Renewing Feminism: Stories, Fantasies and Futures. Roshini has degrees in Visual Communications, Photographic Studies and was awarded her PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2008.

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