Talk – Dr Jareh Das and Dr Virginia Nimarkoh on Donald Rodney
Dr Jareh Das, curator, and Dr Virginia Nimarkoh, artist, consider the development of Donald Rodney’s artistic practice in the 1990s whilst living with sickle cell disease. The event is chaired by Melanie Pocock, Ikon curator, and features Donald Rodney and Rose Finn-Kelcey’s soundwork Truth, Dare, Double Dare (1996), currently on show at Ikon. This event is supported by Paul Mellon Centre.
This event is part of The Migrant Festival 2021.
Dr Jareh Das is a curator, writer and researcher who moves between Nigeria and the UK, working on diverse visual arts projects independently with artists, arts institutions and non-profits centred ‘on the global contemporary.’ Her current research focuses on Contemporary Performance Art in West Africa which has taken on explorative visits to major cities and off-the-beaten-track in the region interrogating liveness, community, performativity, and place-making. She has contributed to publications including Nka Journal for Contemporary African Art, Bomb Magazine, Artsy, Leonardo journal, X-TRA and DOMUS.
Dr Virginia Nimarkoh is an artist, activist, and social entrepreneur based in London. Her work spans visual art, environmental regeneration and food justice initiatives. She holds a PhD in Fine Art (Theory and Practice) from Goldsmiths University of London. Her photographic work has exhibited widely including ICA London, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Renaissance Society, and Kunstraum Lakeside in Austria. She recently co-directed with Fan Sissoko the film, We The People, in partnership with The Advocacy Academy and Museum of London.