Sekai Machache (she/her) is a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Glasgow. Machache’s work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. She is interested in the relationship between spirituality, imagination and the role of the artist in disseminating symbolic imagery to provide a space for healing. She works with a wide range of media including photography. Her photographic practice is formulated through digital studio-based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting to create images that appear to emerge from darkness. Machache is the recipient of the 2020 RSA Morton Award and is an artist in residence with the Talbot Rice Residents programme 2021-2023. She recently joined Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as a board member and works for (SCAN) Scottish Contemporary Arts Network as an artist policy officer. She often works collaboratively, for and with her community and is a founding and organising member of Yon Afro Collective (YAC).
Solo exhibitions include: The Divine Sky, Projects 20, Stills, Edinburgh (2021); Invocation, Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo (2018); A Breadth Apart, Sharing Not Hoarding, Black Lives Matter Mural Trail, Dundee (2020).
Group exhibitions include: Walking Through The Shadows Eyes Open, Subsolo Art Laboratory Campinas Sao Paolo (2019); (Re)imagining Self and raising consciousness of existence through alternative space and (re)imagined place, Govanhill Baths, Glasgow International (2018); Ethics and Aesthetics: Living in a Material World, St Andrews Museum & Kirkcaldy Museum (2017-2018); Focas India: Document Shortlist Screening, SACAC, New Delhi (2017); Jill Todd Photographic Award, Stills, Edinburgh (2015).