Artist Enam Gbewonyo’s practice investigates identity, womanhood, and humanity through the medium of textiles and performance. Committed to elevating handcraft her works are constructed using techniques such as embroidery, knit, and print. Presented are works from series, Nude Me/ Under the Skin, which examines hosiery. Particularly how this simple staple of western women’s wardrobe has for the black woman been another mode of marginalisation, ostracisation and castration.
Enam Gbewonyo is a member of the Black British Female Artist (BBFA) collective - founded in 2015 to address the invisibility of UK’s Black female artists and disparity in prominence to their male counterparts.