Glasgow International 2020

Najma Abukar

Najma Abukar (b. 1986 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a photographer based in Glasgow.  Abukar is interested in documenting issues such as cultural identity, gender identities, the African diaspora experience and immigrant experiences.

Abukar exhibited at BAaD, Glasgow (May 2016): F11 HND end of year group photography exhibition at the Barras Art & Design.

Yon Afro Collective: Najma Abukar, Layla-Roxanne Hill, Sekai Machache, and Adebusola Debora Ramsay

(Re)imagining Self and raising consciousness of existence through alternative space and (re)imagined place


Featuring Najma Abukar, Layla-Roxanne Hill, Sekai Machache, and Adebusola Debora Ramsay, Yon Afro Collective (YAC) seeks to amplify the lives of women of colour in Scotland and tell stories which are often ignored.

Its latest project will consider how the Black Other is viewed. The installation will challenge the concept of positive initiatives, the performance of being ourselves, and align women of colour, Scottish and artist identities.

By presenting this alongside sculptural and other visual material, YAC examines our existence as resistance within social, political and geographical environments.

This exhibition has been self-funded by Yon Afro Collective members, with support in kind from Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Transmission.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri, 1.30pm-6pm
Thu, 2pm-8pm
Sat, 11am-5pm

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