Iyunade Judah Transcension

PLATFORM centre is pleased to announce the exhibition Transcension featuring new work by Iyunade Judah (MB), one of our 2020 PLATFORM Photography Award Winners. The show runs from 19 March – 17 April, 2021. Currently the gallery is open by appointment. Please note, 5 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time. When visiting us PLATFORM asks you wear a mask, maintain social distancing and to stay home if you are feeling sick. Please email us at outreach@platformgallery.org to schedule a viewing appointment. PLATFORM is a barrier-free venue. Please visit here for more information.

EXHIBITION | 19 March – 17 April, 2021

 “This film explores the black body’s relationship with space in diaspora but on a very personal level. When I was creating this film, I wanted to showcase how we can be easily alienated in this colonial space we currently exist in, it’s like we have always been the other. The poem is a call for revolution to understand our significance in the creation of the white space and how we must address ourselves moving forward, I also see it as the perfect backdrop for this film.” – Iyunade Judah

BIOGRAPHY – Iyunade Judah is an artist-photographer based in Winnipeg Canada, originally from Ogun, Nigeria. His work focuses on the black experience from an African’s point of view in the diaspora. He has worked on a number of photo projects and short films on black masculinity, gender and afrocentrism. Judah’s work primarily focuses on identity and a need for consciousness in African art. Iyunade says that “My work is inspired by my curiosity to discover African history and art. I found out that there’s almost no identity for me and a lot of people like me. I make use of imaginary narratives such as reincarnation in my practice to convey a message which might be on sexuality, history, identity or love. I infuse fabric as a backdrop to appreciate African prints and patterns which has become a personal style.”