Creative Dundee

Sekai Machache PKN

Sekai Machache is a visual artist based in Dundee. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. Having been born in Zimbabwe and raised in Scotland, she has a particular interest in W.E.B Dubois’ notion of Double Consciousness, which expresses the psychological challenge of having African heritage whilst living in the West. Sekai works with a wide range of media including but not exclusive to photography. Her photographic practice is mostly formulated through digital studio based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting conditions to create images that appear to emerge from darkness. Sekai is an artist in residence and associate staff member of Duncan of Jordanstone college of art and Design at the University of Dundee. She is also currently working on a cross-cultural exchange project titled ‘Body of Land’ which is produced and facilitated by Focas Scotland. Body of Land is a new Art new Audiences (nAnA) grantee, funded through the British Council’s East Africa Programme. Sekai is an organising member of the Yon Afro Collective (YAC) in Scotland and also produces a collaborative podcast project titled FFN podcast UK. @sekaimachache


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