Atong Atem
Born 1994 in Ethiopia
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia
Atong Atem is an Ethiopian-born, South Sudanese artist living in Melbourne. Atem works primarily with photography and video to explore contemporary identity through portraiture and in particular the fluidity of migrant narratives and postcolonial practices in the African diaspora. Atem explores concepts of home and identity through a critical and sentimental lens. Her references the works of photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, as well as science fiction writers such as Octavia Butler as her aids in navigating these liminal spaces
Atong Atem, Bride with Veil, 2022, Digital photograph on Ilford Smooth Pearl, 150 x 100 cm. Courtesy of Addis Fine Art.

Artists 2022