Shenece Oretha

Shenece Oretha is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. Through installation, performance, print, sculpture, sound, workshops and text she amplifies and celebrates listening and sound as an embodied and collective practice. Oretha graduated in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art in 2018. She has exhibited and performed her work both nationally and internationally. Recently her work Called to Respond was shown at Cell project space in 2020. Her first solo exhibition, Testing Grounds, curated by Taylor Le Melle, was presented with not/nowhere at Cafe Oto, London (2019). Group exhibitions include Cinders, Sinuous and Supple, curated by Deborah Joyce Holman, Lausanne Les Urbaines, Switzerland (2019); Praise N Pay It/Pull Up, Come Into The Rise, South London Gallery, London; and BBZBLKBK: Alternative Grad Show, Copeland (both 2018). Presentations of performance work include Towards a black testimony, Stroom Den Haag curated by Languid Hands (2019); Wysing Polyphonic Festival, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge (2018);’Congregation’, ICA, London, (2017).

Filmography

Dearly Beloved (a four-part harmony for deeply loved flesh) (2021), Possibilities (2021)

When we are amongst our own our labels disappear. We become more than we usually are. We can finally get closer to ourselves, shedding a layer of unwanted eyes. This moment of real home amongst family is presented in a virtual tour around the 3D rendered city “FAM”. The city fam has been made as a tribute to the work of 3 artists: Shenece Oretha, Ebun Sodipo and Day Eve.

Like this space their works have held more than can be spoken, and have given rise for spaces like this to be conceived. Tread respectfully. —Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Run Time

6 mins
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