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Artists Index: Agnes Essonti Luque

Agnes Essonti Luque (b.1996) is a Cameroonian-Spanish artist and curator whose practice is inspired by postcolonial and Black feminist thinkers as well as themes of ancestral connection, her own childhood memories, story-telling and nostalgia. Her body of work has encompassed numerous mediums, including lens-based media, textile, installation and performance. For the past few years, she’s been exploring the construction of Afro-diasporic identities, especially in the Spanish context. She’s interested in the multifaceted nature of identity and the process of layering, hybridation and pidginisation, seeing her own work as the possibility to re-imagine both history and her personal memories by dreaming about post-colonial futures. Essonti's work has been shown in different national and international exhibitions, including Foodscapes, the Spanish Pavilion at the 18th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale (2023), "1384 Days Wide" at Bamako Encounters (2015), the 14th Dakar Biennale OFF and OZANGÉ I Biennale of African Photography in Spain (2022), the XI Biennale of Art of Lanzarote and Something Else in Cairo (2023). She presented her performances "Bayam Sellam" at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and "La Bissaperie" at the MNCARS.