Karimah Ashadu

Karimah Ashadu (b. London 1985) is a British-Nigerian Artist living and working between Hamburg and Lagos. Ashadu’s practice explores labour, patriarchy and notions of independence pertaining to the socio-economic and socio-cultural context of Nigeria and West Africa. Her work has exhibited and screened at institutions internationally, including Secession, Vienna, Kunstverein in Hamburg and Museum of Modern Art, New York. Ashadu is the recipient of awards such as the ars viva prize (2020).  Featured Artist of the 64th Robert Flaherty Seminar, New York. Generously supported by Filmförderung Hamburg, Fondazione In Between Art Film and Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, among others. Public collections include MoMA and Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Genève. In 2020, Ashadu established her film production company Golddust by Ashadu, specialising in Artists’ films on black culture and African themes. In 2021, she was an Abigail R. Cohen Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Paris.