ARTIST NOMINATED BY Catherine Wood
Paul Maheke (1985, Brive-la-Gaillarde) currently lives and works in London. His practice is grounded in emancipatory and decolonial thought, with an emphasis on cultural identities and new subjectivities. His current research – based on video, installation, sculpture and furtive interventions – focuses on the body as both an archive and a territory, as a utopia to be reimagined through different strategies of resistance. Paying special attention to dance, he proposes to defuse the power relations that shape Western imaginations and rearticulate the representations that emerge therefrom.