Join author and academic Emma Dabiri who will be in conversation with artist Rene Matić as part of the exhibition Upon This Rock.
Emma Dabiri is an Irish-Nigerian broadcaster, historian and bestselling author. Her work focusses on race as seen through the prism of class, capitalism and colonialism. She is the author of two highly acclaimed books and has fronted numerous documentaries, including Hair Power: Me and My Afro (2020) for Channel 4 which won the Cannes Lion Silver award for entertainment. Emma is a teaching fellow at SOAS, University of London.
Rene Matić (b. 1997, Peterborough) lives and works in London. Their work brings together themes of post-blackness, glitch feminism and subcultural theory in a meeting place they describe as rude(ness) – to interrupt and exist in/between. Recent solo exhibitions include soul time, Studio Voltaire, London UK (2022), in spite of, instead of, Quench Gallery, Margate, UK (2022), flags for countries that don’t exist but bodies that do, Arcadia Missa, London, UK (2021), Born British Die British, VITRINE Gallery, London, UK (2021). Recent group exhibitions include Queerdirect, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (2022); Arcadia, Bold Tendencies, London, UK (2021); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK (2021) and Friends and Friends of Friends, Schlossmuseum, Linz, AT (2020). Matić’s work is in several prominent collections including Tate, London, UK; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, FR; UK Government Art Collection, London, UK; Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, UK