Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
Mba Bikoro is a visual artist, curator, an Obeah ritual practitioner for ancestral de-traumatisation and decolonisation in embodied artistic, somatic practices, plantcestry and transformational justice through black indigenous radical feminist archives. They are artistic director of Nyabinghi Lab. Their practice honours queer histories and feminist black indigenous struggles centering Bakongo Cosmology, Obeah and Orixa practices. The work of Obeah is healing inter-generational traumas, empowering communities and sharing resources to create tools of safety towards self-awareness & transformation in mental health. Their visual works analyzes power processes and fictions of science in historical archives that critically engage with migration and colonial memory. In and through performance, Anguezomo has developed formats for ritual through ancestral healing that often expose the interwoven colonial histories of migration in site-specific spaces to dismantle prejudice and create independent emancipatory tools for liberation, education, and reparation. Their works were shown in numerous world Biennales and exhibitions including the Dak’Art Biennale and is author of the upcoming book “Obeah: Ancestry & Queer Grief”.