Everlyn Nicodemus is one of the strongest feminist voices to emerge from Eastern Africa in the past 50 years. As an artist, she produces powerful works centred on personal and cultural trauma, as well as the role art can play in healing. Her research and curatorial interests focus on the history of modern African art.
Nicodemus’ life has been marked by movement which she documents in her writing and art making. Moving across Europe – to Sweden, France, and Belgium before finally settling in the U.K. – her experience of racism and cultural trauma has prompted the creation of a unique body of work encompassing paintings, collaged ‘books,’ and mixed media assemblages. She uses unusual materials to explore the human experience, from metal nettings and sisal to textiles and found objects.