Artists in the Exhibition

Amber Akaunu


Amber Akaunu (she/her) is a Liverpool born Nigerian-German filmmaker working in cinema, art, and tv to document and explore Black culture, identity, and history. Amber is a BAFTA scholar and recent MA film graduate who is currently residing in South London. Her creative practice extends to her role as co-founder and editor of ROOT-ed Zine where she works to support Black, Asian and PoC artists in the North West of England through publishing, workshops, guest lectures, curating, and producing.

Image Credit: Still from The 5 Elements Film by Amber Akaunu & ElJosef

ElJosef (they/them) is a multifaceted artist who was born and raised in Liverpool, but is based in London. They enjoy exploring themes of culture, spirituality and astrology through creative outlets such as writing, speaking and facilitating. In their work, ElJosef's values ancient beliefs that provide an alternative way of conceptualising life; to that which we have been conditioned in the 21st century.


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Brody Mace-Hopkins & Raechel Teitelbaum


Raechel Teitelbaum (they/them) is a visual artist born in Syracuse, New York, currently based in London working primarily with video, film, performance, installation, poetry, and textiles. They studied both in Spain and the United States for their undergraduate degree, graduating from Purchase College with a bachelor’s degree in ‘Media, Society, and the Arts’, an interdisciplinary program that combined fine arts, anthropology, and media studies in 2017. Raechel attended Metàfora Studio Arts Programs in Barcelona, where they completed an advanced arts diploma in 2019. Following this, Raechel completed a Masters of Arts in Digital Media: Image Making, at Goldsmiths, University of London, where they focused on 3D video animation, virtual reality, processing, and coding.


Brody Mace-Hopkins (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with performance, sculpture, and costume, who was born and raised in Glasgow before studying in London. Obtaining a foundation in Fine Art at Blake College, they then went on to specialise in sculpture and performance at Camberwell College of the Arts where they graduated with a first-class honours in 2020. Brody’s work utilises mythology and the natural world to play with contemporary psychology and sociology.


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Gil Mualem-Doron with Lya Abdou Issa (AKA BlkDimondDance)


Gil Mualem-Doron (he/him) is an award-winning socially and politically engaged artist working in various media; primarily photography, digital art, installation and performance using participatory practices. His work investigates issues such as urban history, social justice, identity, transcultural aesthetics, migrations and displacement.


Lya Abdou Issa (she/her) aka BLK Diamond in a movement artist, using her expression through dace in publish spaces to reiterate that black lived matter. Her practice is rooted in activism and visibility. She has been running participatory sessions Dance Like Everybody’s Watching which aims to make people feel seen and celebrated in public spaces through finding their own movement, rhythm, style and performative personality.


Dancer Lya Abdou Issa (AKA BlkDimondDance) in front of installation work by Gil Mualem-Doron

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Luc(e) Raesmith (they/per) is a multidisciplinary artist working on an ongoing project Off The Trolley Productions include phone camera journalling as an ongoing neurodiverse/Aspie-arts practice. It involves collating images into semi-abstract #fotomosaic_grids, books and video which complements less-frequent creative recyling - multi-texture collage as well as assemblage artworks utilising 'urban flotsam' in addition to varied writings in 'Person is Not a Rude Word' blog posts.


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Ludo Foster (he/him) is an artist and academic whose work explores the relationships between science, visual art, sound and movement in drawing and mixed media. He is drawn to the uncanny in the everyday. Ludovic holds an MA in painting at Winchester School of Art and a PhD in Gender Studies from the University of Sussex.


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Omer Ga’ash (he/him) is a London based artist who uses photography medium and map environments in relation to sculptured bodies. In his work Omer explore the interaction between his models and what’s around them, It’s not about the individual alone but more about the wholeness, the complex. As a graphic designer making visual language for brands, Omer uses the body as shapes to express his vision.


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Photography work by Omar Ga'ash

Sarah Connell is a traditional analogue photographer based in Manchester. Recent exhibitions include Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery (2022), In the Open, Rydale Museum & Gallery (2021); Air Open, Air Gallery, Altrincham (2021); Leeds Summer Group Show, Leeds (2021); Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (2020).


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Simon Olmetti (he/him) is an Italian artist based in London who's practice focuses on queering nature, particularly through alternative spirituality. Olmetti's work is guided by the use of queer ecology and eco-feminism, together with neomaterialist and post-natural notions of matter as vibration, energy and intrinsically queer. The aim is to reclaim the use of the natural landscape, recuperating the past in order to create new possibilities and futures, through photography, drawing, sculptural forms and installations.


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Tayo Adekunle (she/her) is a British Nigerian photographer based in London. She graduated with a BA(Hons) in Photography from Edinburgh College of Art in 2020 and is using self-portraiture and collage in her work to explore race, gender and sexuality. Tayo has been featured in publications including British Journal of Photography and Dazed.


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