Barby Asante is a London based artist, curator and educator who’s work explores place and identity through creating situations and spaces for dialogue, collective thinking, ritual and reenactment. Using archival material in the broadest sense, she is interested in breaking down the language of archive, not to insert or present alternatives to dominant narratives but to interrupt, interrogate and explore the effects and possibilities of the unheard and the missing.
Asante’s recent projects include; The South London Black Music Archive (2012) Peckham Platform/ Tate Morden, Baldwin’s Nigger RELOADED (2014-) Iniva, Nottingham Contemporary, Framer Framed (Art Rotterdam), International James Baldwin Conference (American University of Paris) with the London based collective sorryyoufeeluncomfortable and As Always A Painful Declaration of Independence: For Ama. For Aba. For Charlotte and Adjoa. (2017-) Diaspora Pavilion, Venice. She is also Associate Curator at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning in Brixton and PhD Candidate at CREAM at the University of Westminster.