Vivian Chinasa Ezugha is a Nigerian interdisciplinary artist working and living in Norwich, UK. Graduated from Aberystwyth University, School of Art, 2014. She is the founder of ‘Live Art in Wymondham’, a one day site specific event aiming to bring emerging artists working in live art to rural Norfolk. Vivian is currently a Fierce FWD artist and her work has been presented at venues across Europe, America and the UK. Ezugha makes work that attempts to connect her to her cultural heritage and to the questions she is asking about her identity as a black woman living in England. Vivian is an interdisciplinary artist, working in live art, film and drawing.
Artist Statement (ENG):
My practice stages itself between the gothic and the erotic. From the hairs on one’s head to the lines ingrained on a person’s knee. The body is my primary carriage to understanding and demonstration. Performance is the method I use to decontextualize and reconstruct what it means to be alive in this present time. That is, to look beyond the politics of slavery and the notions of terror and appeal to the humanity of living bodies.