Stacey Gillian Abe

Stacey Gillian Abe was born in 1990 and graduated with a BA (Hons.) in Art & Industrial Design from Kyambogo University in 2014. She is currently an artist in residence at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios as the 2018 Absa L’Atelier First Merit Award winner. “My concepts highlight specific complex situations as autobiographical documentations drawn from earlier and continuous experiences,” explains Stacey, “they attempt to critique stereotypical depictions of me as a black woman now by drawing focus to the mind’s suppleness deliberated from a psycho emotional perspective. As I probe unsettling narratives on the subject of identity, gender, spirituality and cultural mysticism, the past and present I am interested in how these materialise into created imagined spaces.” At the UNDERLINE show she presents her video work Seat of Honour, in partnership with the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios.

Video title: Seat of Honour
Date: 11-15 September 2019
Venue: Museum of African Design