Tobi Alexandra Falade’s multidisciplinary work engages with narratives of modern Black British life and dialogues of African and post-colonial contexts. Her compositions draw worlds together and builds new narratives with the collaging and manipulating of old family photographs from Nigeria and her present-day photography. Falade frequently uses herself as a model to explore narratives of identity and self. Her ‘shadow self’ refers to a version of herself that she imagines has continued living on in Nigeria even after she was physically divorced from her country of birth, she thinks of this version as her ‘Other.’
Falade graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2019 and has recently been awarded The SPACE Artists Award (2021), the Hennessy and gal-dem The Very Special Fund (2021), Black Girl Fest Creative Fund (2021), among others.