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Chizu Anucha (aka chizu nnamdi) b. 1995, Scotland

musician and filmmaker (he/him)

based in Glasgow, UK

Chimzuruoke (Chizu) Anucha is a Scottish afrodiasporic artist of Igbo Nigerian heritage, currently based in Glasgow and working across sound and moving image. His practice is multi-disciplinary and collaborative, meeting at the intersection of music composition, moving image, installation and performance.

 

His moving image practice is research-based: centring the politics of cultural representation onscreen and the romanticisation of everyday practices through poetic and reflexive styles of documentary filmmaking. He experiments with the formation of historical and fictional narratives, often by recontextualising archived moving images as a means to explore the onscreen depiction of marginalised cultural identities.

While navigating Afrodiasporic trauma through mantras, affirmations and fragmented methods of self-preservation, his work holds a hyperreal perspective on largely mundane experiences. Often exploring the subjectivity in perceiving space and time, his films meander in an interplay between the picturesque and the uncanny.

education

2018-19

2013-17

MDes Sound for the Moving Image

The Glasgow School of Art

BEng (Hons) Structural Engineering with Architectural Design

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

films and

exhibitions

2020

2020

2019

2019

Exist, React, Respond, Exist

Tramway, Glasgow

pidgin

Royal Glasgow Institute Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

pidgin

McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

Memoirs in Circular Motion

The Art School, Glasgow

publications

2019

Does the Responsibility of Intellectuals Include Artists?

New Mind's Eye

talks 

2020

2019

2018

Allsorts RGI Artist Film Festival

boil the rice: session one

Royal Glasgow Institute Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

The Art School, Glasgow

Baldwin's Nigger Reloaded II w/ Barby Asante and sorryyoufeeluncomfortable

GoMA, Glasgow