Rosa-Johan Uddoh is an artist who lives and works in London. The aim of her artistic practice is to reach maximum self-esteem, inspired by Audre Lorde’s idea of radical self-love. She attempts this through making performances, friends, ceramics, speculative fan fiction, video and sound and running workshops. Through these she explores spatial agency, decolonisation and collective popular memory.
Much of Uddoh’s work is influenced by her architectural background, rooting stories in specific places and materials. She did a BA in Architecture at Cambridge University and later graduated with an MA Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Fine Art as a Sarabande: Lee Alexander McQueen scholar, after being chosen by Nick Knight OBE. Uddoh has exhibited at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Jupiter Woods, Black Tower and Bluecoat, published writing in The Architectural Review and lectures at University of the Arts London.
Uddoh organised the Widening The Gaze conference in 2018, which explored the role of race in contemporary creative practice. She is a New Contemporaries alumnus and was the Liverpool Biennial & John Moores University Fellow 2018-2020. Uddoh was awarded the Stuart Hall Library Artist's Residency for 2020.