Ayesha Hameed

Ayesha Hameed, Black Atlantis: Bodies and Storms, 2016. Lecture performance. Photo: Goldsmiths MFA Lecture Series

Ayesha Hameed, Black Atlantis: Jupiter, 2018. Lecture performance at Spike Island, Bristol. Photo: Steve Goodman (Audint)

Ayesha Hameed, Black Atlantis: The End of Eating Everything (with Tom Hirst), 2018. Sound performance at Konsthall C. Photo: Konsthall C

Ayesha Hameed, Black Atlantis: Bodies and Storms, 2016. Lecture performance. Photo: Goldsmiths MFA Lecture Series

Ayesha Hameed lives in London, UK. Since 2013 Hameed’s multi-chapter project 'Black Atlantis' has looked at the Black Atlantic and its afterlives in contemporary illegalised migration at sea, oceanic environments, outer space and through Afrofuturistic dancefloors and sound systems. Through videos, audio-essays and performance-lectures, she examines how to think through sound, image, water, violence and history as elements of an active archive; and how to time travel as a historical method. Recent exhibitions include Gothenburg Biennial, Sweden (2019); Lubumbashi Biennale, Democratic Republic of Congo (2019); and Dakar Biennale, Senegal (2018). She is currently co-programme leader of the PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University of London.