Sikelela Owen: Group Show at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Sikelela Owen exhibits Knitting as part of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s group show Soulscapes, running from 14 Feburary – 2 June. It is curated by Lisa Anderson, the Managing Director of Black Cultural Archives.

Soulscapes is a retelling of landscape art by artists from the African Diaspora. The exhibition reflects on themes of belonging, memory, joy and transformation. Owen’s piece Knitting hangs alongside works by other acclaimed artists such as Phoebe Boswell and Kimathi Donkor.

Sikelela Owen (1984, London) studied Painting at Chelsea College (2009) and then Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools, graduating in 2012. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Steady Love’ at Taymour Grahne, London; ‘Laying Eyes with Sola Olulode’, Alessandro Albanese Gallery, Milan; ‘Together’ at James Freeman Gallery, London; ‘Supper, Sleep and Sorrow’ at LdM Gallery, Florence; and ‘Love, Eat, Sleep, Repeat’ at HSBC Canada Place in London. In 2014 her work was included in ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’ at Beers Gallery and in the Thames & Hudson Publication. In 2019 Sikelela was awarded a Fellow’s Residency at the British School at Rome, and in 2020 her work was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize.

Explore Soulscapes here.

See more of Sikelela Owens work here.


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