Prempeh, Emma

Bio

I attempt to depict things that are essentially intangible through paint: trying to evidence my perception and experience of time as spiritual nuisances and existential discoveries.
The marking of time in my videos through calendars, clocks and bodies, enables time shifts between ghostly figures on the canvases to have a ‘double-life’ on the screen. I'd describe most of my work as intimate and warm, my methods used to explore the fragility of my own body by marking my on-going experience with health and perception, producing explorations of my heritage as a woman of colour.

Awards

  • 2020 Alumno/SPACE Studio Award, Goldsmiths Degree show exhibition space
  • 2019 The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize, The Vulnerable Disposition
  • 2019 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Time

Exhibitions

  • 2020 New Contemporaries Group Exhibition, South London Gallery
  • 2020 Young Contemporary Talent Solo Show, Woking
  • 2020 Vo Curations Solo Show, London

Education

  • 2019 Fine Art, Goldsmiths University of London

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