|Contributors:||Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi / Tímea Piróth|
|Opening:||03/22/2023 19:00 (Wed)|
|Duration:||03/22 - 03/22/2023|
aqb is happy to introduce to the Hungarian public Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi, a transwoman who works internationally but lives in Kumasi, Ghana. (Pronoun: "sHit” if not “she")
sHit is a multidisciplinary “artivist”, curator, mentor, the founder and artistic director of crazinisT artisT studio and perfocraZe International Artists Residency (pIAR) which aimed at promoting exchange between international and local artists, activists, researchers, curators, and thinkers.
Earlier this year Tímea Piróth, our in-house artist took part on a 5 week long residency at pIAR. On this Wednesday evening they are going to share their experiences from the inside and the outside about an artist's life in Ghana.
Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi
Born 1981 in Ho, Ghana
As a performer and installation artist, crazinisT investigates gender stereotypes, prejudices, queerness, identity politics and conflicts, sexual stigma and their consequences for marginalized groups or individuals. With rituals and a gender-fluid persona, sHit employs sHits own body as a thought-provoking tool in performances, photography, video, and installations, ‘life-and-live-art’ confronting issues such as disenfranchisement, social justice, violence, objectification, internalized oppression, anti blackness, systemic indoctrination and many more.
crazinisT has performed and exhibited across the globe including countries such as Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, Cape Verde, USA, Spain, Brazil, France and UK.
sHit has also been featured in several, publications and magazines such as the I-D Vice London, I-D Vice Dutch, Financial times, King Kong Magazine, CCQ London, Maimi Rails, ‘Freeflowingvisuals’, TRT WORD Film Documentary, This is Africa, Art Ghana, Lost At E Minor, CNN, The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Horizonte da Cena, Radio FRO etc
Tímea Piróth (1991) is a visual artist living and working in Budapest. In 2015, she graduated from the painting department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. Her work is based on the visual analysis of the abject. Abject in critical theory refers to rejection and separation from norms and rules, especially at the level of society and morality.
Showing the doubt and visceral feeling caused by encountering disgust or disorder is the main inspiration of her work.