EFIA SERWAH BARNING
Keep (Her), 2022
121.92 x 121.92 cm
(in collaboration with Arneli Art Gallery, Lebanon)
27 JUL - 18 SEP 2022.
Efia Serwah is an artist whose work responds to stereotypical representations of the female body throughout history. Seeking to present women’s bodies beyond tropes of the beautiful muse and tempting nymphs, she engages in challenging postures of the ordinary, explicit and sometimes vulnerable. Moving away from narratives of staunch morality or explicit temptation.
Efia Serwah creates intimate snapshots of women she has known and loved as she grapples with finding her own definition of femininity away from societal standards and expectations.
Efia graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2020 where she studied International Law and Globalisation with a focus on Women’s Reproductive Rights and Migrant Issues. Efia has worked on campaigns such as the Emmy nominated 2019 BBC Africa Eye documentary titled “Sex for Grades” and volunteers at organisations that raise awareness on sexual harassmment in both Ghana and the UK. She is also an artist under Ghana based art collective, Artemartis.
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