artist nominated by Elvira Dyangani Ose


1982 · Nairobi, Kenya

Phoebe Boswell combines traditional draftsmanship with digital technology to create multimedia installations which are centred on marginalised voices and anchored to a state of diasporic consciousness. She creates immersive installations and bodies of work which layer drawing, animation, sound, video, and interactivity in an effort to find new languages robust yet open and multifaceted enough to house and amplify voices and histories which, like her own, are often systemically marginalised or sidelined as “other”. Boswell studied at the Slade School of Art and Central Saint Martins, London, and is currently the Bridget Riley Fellow at the British School at Rome, a Ford Foundation Fellow. Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as: Kristin Hjellegjerde; Carroll/Fletcher, and Tiwani Contemporary; and has screened at Sundance, the London Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Blackstar, Underwire, British Animation Awards, and CinemAfrica, amongst others. Phoebe Boswell lives and works in London.

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