Rosa-Johan Uddoh is an interdisciplinary artist working towards radical self-love, inspired by Black feminist practice and writing. Through performance, writing, film, and multimedia installation, she explores the effects of specific places, objects, and characters in popular culture, on self-formation. Using humor, parody, and collaboration, she appropriates popular media formats to critically engage and learn from people often excluded from art and art-making. Rosa was shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2022 for her film-making and Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library Artist-in-Residence in 2020. Her work has been profiled in publications including Art Monthly, the New York Times and Nordic Art Review. Rosa is a Lecturer in Performance at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, and her first book, Practice Makes Perfect, was published by Book Works and Focal Point Gallery in 2022.
Rosa’s solo shows and performances include: Workplace Gallery (London), Womens Art Collection (Cambridge), Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea), Bluecoat (Liverpool), Destiny’s Atelier (Oslo), Jupiter Woods and The Bower (London). Group shows include: Pioneer Works (New York), Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen), Exile Gallery (Vienna), 68 Institute (Copenhagen), Royal Academy, Somerset House, Tate Modern, and Tate Britain (London).