Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Invited Artists: Oneika Russell

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Oneika Russell – A Bit of What You Fancy (2017, video still)

On view until June 10 in the Jamaica Biennial 2017 at the National Gallery of Jamaica:
Oneika Russell was born in 1980, in St Andrew, Jamaica. She has a diploma in 2003 from the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts, and an MA in Interactive Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has recently completed her PhD in Art, concentrated in Media, Film & Video Art at Kyoto Seika University, Japan. She was a Commonwealth Foundation Arts & Craft Awardee and in 2003, she was the recipient of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts Purchase Award. Russell has participated in many local and international exhibitions, and has been a regular exhibitor at the National Gallery of Jamaica, most recently in the Jamaica Biennial 2014 and Digital (2016). She works in a variety of physical and digital media and says that “an interest in hand-craft and technological meeting points in service of explorations of history, culture and social narratives has always informed my work.” She is currently a lecturer in the Fine Art and Visual Communication Departments at the Edna Manley College. She lives in Kingston, Jamaica.

Oneika Russell – Antilles for the Antilleans: Saltwater (2017)