b.1992, Selina Sagnia

 

Provoked by her lived experience as a black child, woman and now mother. Selina employs humour and storytelling to deconstruct race, value and class in Britain. These realities create ethical tensions between self and subject as she navigates autobiographical themes of poverty, trauma and blackness. She calls this her ‘blurb’ describing herself as an observer at the mercy of the viewer: "My works are to be judged as my black body has, my art cannot escape this certainty.”