A writing workshop with Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, the 2022 Art X Prizewinner
Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, a multifaceted artist, writer, and scholar, invited fellow creatives to participate in an enriching writing workshop during her residency at G.A.S. Lagos. This workshop aimed to utilize writing for refining and amplifying creative concepts. Belinda shared invaluable insights on harnessing writing as a potent tool to sharpen artistic vision, and shared tips and tricks for navigating application processes.
In this engaging session, participants were equipped with a repertoire of free writing exercises designed to help crystallize their ideas and delve deep into the essence of their artistic endeavors. The facilitator will generously share writing prompts tailored to elucidate abstract thoughts and facilitate exercises that nurture the growth of these ideas. Attendees will have the opportunity to fine-tune their artist statements and bios, essential tools for communication with curators and other art professionals.
Date: 27th October 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: G.A.S. Lagos, 9B Hakeem Dickson Drive, off T.F. Kuboye Road, Lagos, Nigeria
By the end of this workshop, participants were expected to have:
- Gained profound insights into utilizing writing as a dynamic creative instrument.
- Developed a comprehensive understanding of application procedures and the essential documentation required.
- Crafted an artist statement that captures the essence of their distinctive artistic practice.
- Createed a succinct biography suitable for dissemination to curators and other art aficionados.
- Drafted a preliminary project proposal, laying the foundation for future artistic endeavors.
About Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński is a Vienna-based writer, artist, and researcher whose works manifest themselves through a variety of media. Rooted in Black feminist theory, she has developed a research-based and process-oriented investigative practice that deals with the condition of Black life in the African diaspora. Doing so, she interlaces varying spaces and temporalities, thereby resisting a clean-cut separation between documentary and speculation. Solo and Group Exhibitions: FotoRio (26.8.-15.11.2023), Liverpool Biennial (9.6.-17.9.2023), You are awaited but never as equals (2023) Coalmine Winterthur, Seven Scenes (2022) Camera Austria Graz, If A Tree Falls In A Forest (2022), Les Recontres d’Arles, Emplotment (2022) Museum Ludwig Budapest, KAS (2022) Centrale Fies, Solo-Exhibition (2021) Kunsthalle Wien e.g. She is represented by Gallery Wonnerth Dejaco in Vienna/Austria.