Ebun Sodipo is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with internet archives to craft an oblique, affective, diasporic language across text, video, installation, sound and performance. They are concerned with the imaginative processes and journeys involved in the formation of an identity, and the building of a self in the context of an incredibly violent modernity. Their work speaks to the loss and trauma present in the histories of black, gender non conforming bodies living through racial capitalism and the end of the world. By employing a playful touch and careful retelling, they attempt to make the vast online archives of their communities speak. With this method of reconfiguration and consolidation, they acknowledge the joy, beauty, love, and agency present within these histories and modes of self fashioning, whilst resisting pleasures that can be derived from depictions of pain.
Their work finds its impetus in their social positionality/most salient identities: they are queer, non-binary, migrant, African, AMAB, middle class, and black. Raised in Lagos and Abuja, they now live in London.
Their work has been shown at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Centre, Narrative Projects, Bernie Grants Art Centre, and Chelsea College of Art. They have written for Shades of Noir, Arcadia Missa's How To Sleep Faster, Auto Italia, and Afropunk. As part of the collective The Black House, Ebun temporarily takes over spaces and transforms them to create warm, inviting, familiar, and rejuvenating black homes. They are a recipient of the Peer Group Forum award at Camden Arts Centre, and are completing a pgCert in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication at UAL.