Heather Agyepong

Artist Statement
"I am a visual artist and performer who is based in in London. My work is concerned with mental health and wellbeing, activism, the diaspora and the archive. Through lens-based and performance practices, I aim to cultivate a cathartic experience for myself and the viewer. I use the technique of re-imagination to engage with communities of interest and the self as a central focus within the image."

Artist Biography
Heather Agyepong lives and works in London. She has worked within photographic & performance arts since 2009. In 2015, she was commissioned to produce a visual response to Autograph ABP's The Missing Chapter project. Her response, Too Many Blackamoors, was shortlisted for the RPS International Print Exhibition 159. Heather's ethnographic project The Gaze on Agbogbloshie was nominated for the Prix Pictet award in 2016 and for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2017. In 2016, she was selected as Mashable's top 10 female photographers devoted to social justice. Her work is part the Autograph ABP collection. In 2017, she completed a collaborative commission with Tate Exchange focusing on cultural production, visibility and privilege.

Heather attended the University of Kent where she studied a BSc Applied Psychology. She also completed an MA in Photography & Urban Cultures in which she was awarded the Kirsty MacColl 2014 Scholarship. She has a keen interest in psycho-dynamics and how visual culture impacts mental and physical well being. She is also interested in visual sociology, performance, re-imagination, the archive and activism.

Heather Agyepong

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