Transatlantic Queer Desires and Identities: Ebun Sodipo and Kialy Tihngang


6:00 - 7:30 pm


admission free

We are excited to be joined by artists Ebun Sodipo and Kialy Tihngang for a conversation about their work which expands on ideas explored in the Lavender Menace exhibition, as they create a platform for intersectional discussions to open up and new voices to be heard.

Ebun Sodipo makes work for Black trans people of the future. Guided by Black feminist study, her work creates real and imaginable narratives of black trans women’s presence, embodiment and interiority across past, present and future. In doing so, they attempt to fill in historical gaps and to create moments of archival pleasure for Black trans people.

Kialy Tihngang’s work explores Blackness, queerness, Britishness and the power structures  that underpin these themes. Tihngang’s practice focuses on colonial European misrepresentation, extraction, and demonisation of West African cultural practices. It is also explores her own misremembering, misreading, and romanticisation of these practices – often by designing artefacts from reimagined histories and speculated futures.

You can join us via Zoom here.

Artists’ Biogs

Ebun Sodipo’s work takes place across multiple spaces: galleries, festivals, theatre, digital, and print; in varied forms such as sound, performance, text, installation, video, and sculpture. It has been shown at Frieze London, Cubitt, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Goldsmiths CCA, Narrative Projects, Raven Row, The Block Museum of Art, Hauser and Wirth, South London Gallery, Arcadia Missa’s How To Sleep Faster, Auto Italia, ICA, Tate Britain, Text zur Kunst, Bergen Kunsthall, Wasafiri, Glasgow CCA Annex, Camden Arts Centre. She has undertaken residencies at Gasworks, Porthmeor Studios, Rhubaba Gallery, and V.O. Curation

Kialy Tihngang is a Glasgow-based visual artist working in sculpture, video, textiles, animation and photomontage, often in collaboration with performers and musicians, involving handmade sets, costumes and props. Alongside numerous commissions, their work has been exhibited extensively including ‘Fetissoes’, Gods House Tower, Southampton (2023), Lean Six Sigma’, Quench Gallery, Margate (2023), Useless Vending Machine, Volk Gallery, Dundee (2023), Blomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery (2022) and ‘Everything Must Go’, Southside Fringe, Glasgow (2021). Tihngang is also be showing in this year’s upcoming Glasgow International.