Public Gallery is pleased to present 'All That You Can’t Leave Behind', a solo exhibition by London based artist Ufuoma Essi. Displayed across three large scale projections her experimental film - from which the exhibition takes its name - works with appropriated video footage to explore the relationship between Black women’s collective experience with music, history, and the act of reclamation. Informed by Black feminist epistemology, Essi’s films and moving image works make prolific use of archival footage intercut with a diverse range of materials including homemade VHS tapes, YouTube clips and analogue 16mm footage shot on location. It is...
  • Ufuoma Essi (b. 1995, London, UK) is a filmmaker and artist from Lewisham, south-east London. Essi studied at University College...

    Ufuoma Essi (b. 1995, London, UK) is a filmmaker and artist from Lewisham, south-east London. Essi studied at University College London, 2014–2018 and the University of Pennsylvania, 2016– 2017. She was the tenth Postgraduate Artist in Residence at the South London Gallery (2020- 2021). In 2020, she was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Recent screenings and group exhibitio...