Shikeith This Was His Body / His Body Finally His

27 July – 16 September 2017

MAK Gallery, London

“Shikeith is an American artist whose films and photographs depict the psycho-emotional landscape of Black masculinity. In his works, he shows tenderness and vulnerability which is so often omitted from common representation of Black youth. Shikeith started his adventure with visual arts from fashion photography and he talks openly about being terrified at the time by the idea of creating anything autobiographical. Fashion seemed to be a safe, depersonalised enclave disconnecting him from the experience of being ostracised, and bullied as a child and young adult for ‘being who he was’.”



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