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Nnenna Onuoha is a Ghanaian-Nigerian researcher, filmmaker and artist based in Berlin, Germany. Her films and videos centre Afrodiasporic voices to explore monumental silences surrounding the histories and afterlives of colonialism across West Africa, Europe and the US, asking: how do we remember, which pasts do we choose to perform and why?  A second strand of her work focuses on archiving Black experience in the present to chronicle how, amidst all this, we practice care and repair for ourselves and each other. Nnenna is currently a doctoral researcher in Media Anthropology at Harvard University and Global History at the University of Potsdam.

EDUCATION     

  • PhD, Anthropology with Critical Media Practice. Harvard University, USA. 2020 to date.
  • MA, Documentary Filmmaking. DocNomads Consortium: Universidade Lusófona, Portugal; Színház-és Filmművészeti Egyetem, Hungary; and LUCA School of Arts, Belgium. 2016-2018.
  • MPhil, World History. Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK. 2015-2016.
  • BA, History, Literature and Anthropology with Film. Harvard College, USA. 2011-2015.

RESEARCH/TEACHING

  • Research Fellow. Center for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage. Humboldt Universität. 2018-2020.
  • Lecturer. Institute for European Ethnology. Humboldt Universität. Wintersemester 2019.

SELECTED WORKS

  • The A-Team. 2021.
  • Rituals. 2020.
  • Lagos, Lagos. 2018.
  • Ayɛwohomumɔ [You Have Made Yourself Wretched]. 2018.

HONOURS, AWARDS, GRANTS

  • Dekoloniale Berlin Residency. 2021.
  • Global Memories of German Colonialism Fellowship. 2021.
  • Goldrausch Künstlerinnen Projekt. 2021.
  • Berlin Project for Artists. 2021.
  • Berlin Senate Grant for Women in Film and Video. 2020.

EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS

  • BPA Final Exhibition. KW Institute fo Contemporary Art. 2022. (g)
  • Through the Cracks. arebyte Gallery. London, UK. 2021. (g)
  • The Educational Web. Kunstverein Nürnberg, DE. 2021. (g)
  • Goldrausch Final Exhibition. Haubrok Foundation. Berlin, DE. 2021. (g)
  • Acting from the Middle of Somewhere. alpha nova & galerie futural. Berlin, DE. 2021. (g)
  • Cartographies of Care. alpha nova & galerie futura. Berlin

CURATION/PROGRAMMING

  • Short Film Series. Unexpected Lessons. Talking Objects Lab. June 2021.
  • Short Film Program. Barazani berlin. September 2021.
Nnenna Onuoha. 2021.