Raju Rage (b. 1978 in Nairobi, Kenya) lives and works in London, UK.
Raju Rage is an interdisciplinary artist who is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival.
Based in London and working beyond, they primarily use their non-conforming body as a vehicle of embodied knowledge; to bridge the gap between dis/connected bodies, theory and practice, text and the body and aesthetics and the political substance. They work in performance, sculpture, soundscapes and moving image, focusing on techniques of resistance and utilising everyday objects and everyday life experiences in communicating narratives around gender, race and culture. They investigate history, memory and trauma, with an emphasis on colonial legacy, its continuation and impact on the body and contemporary diasporan identity.
They are an organiser and member of Collective Creativity arts collective, are a creative educator with an interest in radical pedagogy.
Group exhibitions include: Transitional States, UK, Italy, Spain 2018; Title tbc, Holding Space, Showrooms 2018, Habits of Care / Take Care, Blackwood Gallery Toronto Sept 2017; Krisis – Something Human, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Oct 2016, Let Them Eat Cake //// May One Without Hunger Lift The First Knife, Block Universe 30 May 2016;
Ruptures – Between the City and The Art World, London Dec 12 2015, GFest Asian Futures: Menier Gallery November 2015; Contemporary Rites, Iniva, London, Nov 2014; What is Queer Today Is Not Queer Tomorrow’, nGbK, Berlin, Aug 2014
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GoMA hosts six artists in conversation, paying homage to the TV series After Dark, a late-night discussion programme broadcast between 1987 and 1997. What kinds of conversations would artists have ‘After Dark’?
This event is part of Polygraphs, a group exhibition centred on Abstract, by Hito Steyerl, which explores truth, fiction and evidence in a complex world. After Dark plays with the museum institution, the public and the private and how our spaces are informed by the conversations within them.
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