Rosa-Johan Uddoh (b.1993, Croydon) is an interdisciplinary artist working towards radical self-love. She is inspired by Black feminist practice and writing.
Through performance, writing and multi-media installation, she explores places, objects and celebrities in British popular culture, and their effects on self-formation. Collaboration is key to Rosa's work, often working together with children, activists and other artists to explore themes that impact our communities and share knowledge.
Rosa is a lecturer in Performance at Central Saint Martins. This year she was shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2022 for her film making practice. She was a finalist for Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2021. Rosa was the Liverpool Biennial and John Moores University Fellow 2018-2019, was the Stuart Hall Library Resident for 2020 and a Sarabande: Lee Alexander Mc Queen Scholar 2016-19. Her work has been profiled in international publications including Art Monthly, The New York Times and Nordic Art Review.
Rosa’s solo presentations include: 'Una's Voice', The Bower, 'Pink Tongue Brown Cheek', Iniva (both London,2022), ‘Practice Makes Perfect’, Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-sea, 2021), ‘”She is still alive!”’, Destiny’s (Oslo, 2020), ‘Studies for Impartiality’, Jupiter Woods and ‘Sphinx at the Crystal Palace’, Black Tower Projects (both London, 2019). Group shows include: ‘Brand New Heavies’, Pioneer Works (New York, 2021), ‘Learning by Doing’, 68 Institute (Copenhagen, 2019), New Contemporaries (London & Liverpool 2018) and ‘Black Blossoms’, The Royal Standard (Liverpool, 2017). She has screened work at East London Cable’s ‘TV Dinners’ at Tate Modern, 2019 and her film 'Black Poirot: remastered', had its premiere screening at Tate Modern in 2021.
Rosa's first book 'Practice Makes Perfect', co-published with Book Works and Focal Point Gallery was published in July 2022 and is available here.
Read Rosa's profile in Art Monthly here: