Ebun Sodipo

Present Tense

27 January – 28 April 2024

Somerset

About the Artist

Ebun Sodipo makes work for black trans people of the future. Guided by black feminist study, with a methodology of collage and fabulation, her work locates and produces real and imaginable narratives of black trans women’s presence, embodiment, and interiority across the past, present, and future. In doing this, Sodipo fills in historical gaps to create moments of archival pleasure for black trans people. This work takes place across multiple spaces: galleries, festivals, theater, digital, and print; in varied forms such as sound, performance, text, installation, video, and sculpture. 

Sodipo’s work has been shown, read, watched, and performed at Frieze London, Cubitt, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, Narrative Projects, Raven Row, The Block Museum of Art, SHOWStudio, South London Gallery, Arcadia Missa’s ‘How To Sleep Faster,’ Auto Italia, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Tate Britain, Text zur Kunst, Bergen Kunsthall, Wasafiri, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts, and Camden Arts Centre.

Sodipo’s solo exhibitions include: ‘Nasty Girl (The Sharpest Girl in Town),’ V.O Curations, London, UK (2023); ‘I Found Venus and She Was Transsexual,’ Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2022); and ‘To My Only Love, Yours Always in Body and Soul,’ a space arts, Southampton, UK (2022). Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Coming Home: In Search of Our Second Bodies,’ Espacio Gallery, London, UK (2023); ‘Let the Song Hold Us,’ FACT Liverpool, UK (2022); ‘Drawing A Blank,’ Ben Broome, London, UK (2022); ‘In Dedication,’ We Exist, London, UK (2022); ‘Shocked Quartz,’ Ugly Duck, London, UK (2022); ‘City Entwined,’ Project Credit—Paradise Row, London, UK (2022); and ‘Speech Sounds,’ VISUAL Carlow, Carlow, Ireland (2022).

On View in Somerset

‘Present Tense’ is on view through 28 April 2024.