They graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art awarded First Class from the University of Derby. They describe themselves as an Artist-Curator with a conceptual interest in how these practices intertwine.

 

As an Artist-Curator, Jade was awarded an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant for their debut independent curatorial project (In)Visible Bodies. This ambitious project commissions and supports exceptional early-career, black womxn and non-binary contemporary artists Jade Montserrat and Rebekah Ubuntu. A public programme also features Nigerian artist, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha.

 

Foster is a Creative Programme Coordinator for New Art Exchange and a Freelance Programme Assistant for QUAD working on the Here, There and Everywhere: Africa project.

 

They are interested in researching Race, Gender and Sexuality and it's connection to the African and Caribbean Diaspora. Other research interests include contemporary practices exploring Queerness, sound arts and the ephemerality of contemporary performance art. 

 

All of their practices are concerned with exploring the representations and symbolism of the black body within the public sphere. Through the auditory and the visual they are investigating the relationship between history and the moment; between public and private space; between architectural space and personal space.

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