Holding Space Series: Jessica Karuhanga Instagram Takeover

Visit LOMAA’s Instagram page from Monday, November 2 to Saturday, November 7, 2020 for a takeover by Jessica Karuhanga.

Jessica Karuhanga is a Canadian Ugandan-British artist whose work addresses issues of cultural politics of identity and Black Diasporic concerns through lens-based technologies, writing, drawing and performances. Through her practice she explores individual and collective concerns of Black subjectivity – illness, rage, grief, desire and longing within the context of Black embodiment. She has presented her work at The Bentway, Toronto, (2019), Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2018), Onsite Gallery, Toronto (2018), Museum London, London, UK (2018), and Goldsmiths, London, UK (2017). Her writing has been published by C Magazine, Susan Hobbs Gallery and Fonderie Darling. She has been featured in AGO’s Artist Spotlight, i-D, DAZED, Visual Aids, Border Crossings, Toronto Star, CBC Arts, filthy dreams, Globe and Mail, and Canadian Art. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western University, London, ON and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. She lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Accompanying image: Body and Soul (2019), single-channel video

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