Stacey Gillian Abe

Stacey Gillian Abe’s concepts highlight specific complex situations as autobiographical documentation drawn from earlier and continuous experiences, they attempt to review conventional depictions of her as a black woman by drawing focus to the mind’s suppleness. These materialize into created imaginary spaces that instigate a surreal mystical feel to the work as it probes unsettling narratives on the subject of identity, gender, spirituality, and cultural mysticism, the past, and present.

Abe graduated with a BA Hons in Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University, Kampala in 2014. Her work has shown at institutions, galleries, fairs and biennales among others;AtWork Kampala Chapter 03, Moleskin Foundation, Kampala (Uganda), 2015, Being Her(e), !Kauru African Contemporary Art, Johannesburg (Südafrika), 2017, Afriart Gallery, Kampala (Uganda), Johannesburg Gallery (Südafrika), This Is Not A White Cube (TINAWC) Gallery, Luanda (Angola), Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2018
(Südafrika), New York - 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, 4th Silk Road International Festival 2017, Xi’an (China), Dak’Art OFF 2018 (Senegal).

She was awarded a Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development in 2016, was Rhodes Associate Artist and 2017 Artist in Residence with the Residencies for Artists and Writers (RAW) programme, Arts of Africa and Global Souths Research programme, Rhodes University and The Mellon Foundation 2017, Artist in Residence at Fondation Blachère, Senegal, 2018, Award winner CYNETART Festival and C. Rockefeller Centre for the Contemporary Arts, Dresden, 2018, Absa L’Atelier First Merit Award winner, 2018, Artist in Residency with the programme A visitor to Urbane Künste Ruhr, Dortmund, 2019, was awarded the Iwalewa Art award of IWALEWAHAUS Bayreuth, 2019 and is listed in the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 creatives 2018.

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