Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa by Stuart Williams

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa

Research fellow
Department of Fine Art

Research fellow.

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa has been working as a research fellow at the department of Fine Art, KHiB since 01.10.15.

Wolukau-Wanambwa's research into representational practices under colonialism has made her aware of the
centrality of representation itself to the functioning of colonial discourse: within a broad array of contexts and disciplinary frameworks, the compulsion to display is discovered to be fundamental to the production of the subject positions, to the maintenance of colonial relations of power, and to the colonisation of space. She strongly suspects that one key reason why the project of decolonization remains incomplete is that so many hegemonic epistemological structures – ways of seeing and knowing – were forged in the colonial contest, and they have not yet undergone substantial re-evaluation.

Read more about her project here

See Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa's portfolio here

Published: 6/15/2016 by Jane Sverdrupsen Updated: 6/15/2016 by Jane Sverdrupsen