Join artist and curator Harold Offeh for a conversation guided by Yas Lime and Candice Nembhard from Eastside Projects.
Harold will join us live from his studio in Cambridge to talk through some of his recent works, his interest in exploring embodied histories and the looping ideas that are underpinning an exhibition he is curating with Eastside Projects for 2021.
Studio Visits offer an opportunity to gain an insight into the working practices of artists and an early introduction to work you will be able to see in the gallery in the future. Listen, watch and ask questions as artists, talk about ideas they are developing, what they are making and how they are making it.
Harold Offeh (born 1977) works in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh often employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and aspects of contemporary culture. He is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of history. Recent projects have explored encounters with museum objects and artefacts, forgotten queer histories and intersections of the body and technology. Through performance, collaboration and conversation, he develops work that responds to places, situations and histories.
Harold received a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists in 2019. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; South London Gallery, London; MAC VAL, Paris; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.