Selfie of a Black woman with braids, wearing sunglasses, staring into the camera.
Image of Artist, Ebun Sodipo 2022.

Artist Research Bursary

Ebun Sodipo selected for Rhubaba's Research Bursary.

We are delighted to announce that interdisciplinary artist Ebun Sodipo, has been awarded Rhubaba's 2022 Research Bursary!

The Research Bursary is a non-outcome based financial award to support the development of an artist's practice. The award scheme was established to support artists' via a one-off award to fund the development of a project or research idea of their choice, without adding additional outcomes and deadlines pressures.

Ebun works within performance, moving image and collage, making work for those who will come after: the black trans people of the future. Her interdisciplinary practice narrates constructions of a black trans-feminine self after slavery and colonialism. Through a process of performance, fragmentation, collage, and fabulation, she devises softer ways of imagining and speaking about the body, desire, archives, and the past.

Her work has been shown, read, watched, and performed at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Centre, Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Narrative Projects, Raven Row, The Block Museum of Art, South London Gallery, Arcadia Missa’s How To Sleep Faster, Auto Italia, ICA, Tate Britain, Embassy Gallery, Wasafiri, CCA Annex, Camden Arts Centre, Frieze, FACT Liverpool, VISUAL Carlow and Flat 70. She was an artist-in-residence at Porthmeor Studios and Gasworks.

You can find out more about Ebun's research and practice here