Akuzuru Tala / Trinidad & Tobago
Granted from October until December 2017
A K U Z U R U received her bachelor's degree in fashion in London and her master's degree in textile design in Nigeria. She was born in Port of Spain, the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago, and she has an international reputation as an artist who works in cross-over genres. She has made a name for herself with performances and monumental sculptures in the Caribbean, in Africa, Asia, and the United States.
Starting in the year 2000, she taught experimental methods for 15 years at the University of the West Indies, and she founded with "Earthology" a global art project that was supported by the Commonwealth Foundation in London and documented in a limited edition artist's book (Earthology India – a Spatial Work in 3 Acts).
Sculpture, Mode & Design
Akuzuru Tala, Marta Bosowska und Dimple Shah are part of a large performance project by the Munich artist Dorothea Seror; the project deals with old and new rituals of women. For three months, "Beyond Ritual – Body of Power" will feature workshops at different locations as well as religious, therapeutic, and shamanic ritual performances.