Amir Dehghan, Ayesha Tan Jones, Jas Lin, Ocean Loren, Nissa Nishikawa, Linda Nwachuckwu, José García Oliva, Ijeoma Uzoukwu, Rieko Whitfield
Curated by Linda Mognato and Diasporas Now.
Hosted by Harlesden High Street and Diasporas Now
36 Great Russell Street, London
At once a lament and a proposition, Extraterra offers a home for hybrid identities: the alien, the chimeric, the diasporic.
Harlesden High Street and Diasporas Now present a multi-storey, post-apocalyptic labyrinth of ritual objects, live performances, paintings, and installations. The exhibition yearns toward ancestral knowledge and liberation, a visceral rooting to Earth, ether, and martian soil.
Extraterra forges a path forward, or rather inward – a collective manifestation of hope beyond the oppression of politicised, displaced, and intersectionality-marginalised bodies.
Harlesden High Street is a POC-led space with a mission to bridge social and cultural gaps in contemporary art, working with and providing resources for underrepresented artists.
Diasporas Now is a multidisciplinary performance art platform for artists of non-Western backgrounds who use performance as acts of self-representation.