Presentations at conferences, symposia, and in conjunction with exhibitions


June 01. “Alternative Histories: La Vaughn Belle and Tiphanie Yanique in conversation with Temi Odumosu”, a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Blind Spots: Images of the Danish West Indies Colony, at the Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 18. Opening of “What Lies Unspoken” sound installation in the exhibition Blind Spots: Images of the Danish West Indies Colony, at the Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 05. “Unfinished Conversation 3: Yong Sun Gullach and Miriam Firesewra Berhane Haile discussing the Transfer Day cheque”, a dialogue at the SMK Friday event What Lies Unspoken/Mark Lecky, at the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 05. Opening of “What Lies Unspoken”, an exhibition and sound installation at National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mar 08. “Experiencing Hospitality” a panel at the conference A Second Home: Mediating Borders and Hospitality. Organised by the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, at the Film House, Stockholm, Sweden.

Mar 03. “Ethnic Intimacies: A small history of racial artefacts in the home” a lecture at The School of Design and Crafts (HDK) at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Jan 25. Exhibition opening of “Milk & Honey” a mixed-media installation at Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba, Sweden.

Jan 20. “On Floating Cartographies: Art for the cities within”, at the symposium Samhällsmaskinen (Society Machine). Organised in conjunction with an exhibition at Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden.


Dec 06. “We Carry Our Hearts: Artistic notes on memory, migration, and presence”, at the symposium Integrera mera – Hur? (Integrate more – How?). Organised by Best Biennale! and the Art Educational Network in Skåne, Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden.

Dec 01. “Just Being There: Decoloniality as a matter of presence and care”, at the symposium Anatomising the Museum: Contemporary Art and the Decolonisation of Museums. Organised by Swedish Exhibition Agency at Museum of World Culture, Gothenberg, Sweden.

Nov 17-19. “Traces of Congo in the Nordic Colonial Archive” at the NYU conference Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nov 11. “Scanning the Ethiopian Head” a mixed-media talk with Susan Kozel on AR, colonial memory and 3D scanning at the SMK Friday event Dead or Alive!, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nov 08. “Decoding Ourselves” a panel discussion with author Parvin Ardalan and artist Runo Lagomarsino to accompany a screening of John Akomfrah film The Stuart Hall Project. Organised by Moderna Museet, Malmö at Studio, Malmö, Sweden.

Oct 06. “Occupied Territory” a conversation with performance artist Yong Sun Gullach for seminar Social Exclusion, Postcolonial Perspectives and Discrimination, Center for Social Exclusion and Learning (SEAL), Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sept 29.Open Image or Open Wounds: Colonial past and present in Copenhagen (a re-enacted text)” a presentation for  The Other is Me seminar, Roskilde University in collaboration with Copenhagen City Library, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sept 22. “Decolonial politics of care in the archive” a lecture for N15 – Queer Strategies for Art Production (Chapter 2: Rewritings), a curated series by Ellen Suneson and Julia Björnberg, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden.

Sept 19-20.Digital Contact Zones” at the Digital Futures workshop, SWITCH Network and Världskulturmuseet, Gothenberg, Sweden.

Aug 30. Panel discussion moderator for The New Human symposium, Malmö University (Medea & K3) and Moderna Museet, Malmö.

July 01-02. “Archival Re-enactments: The Image of the Black inhabited by three contemporary artists”, at the symposium Cross-Cultural Iconography: Celebrations in honour of Jean Michel Massing, Cambridge University, UK.

June 11. “Crafting and Countercrafting Racism: Identity politics at home”, at the symposium The Home within the Home for the exhibition Expansions of Homecraft, Konsthall C, Stockholm.

June 2. “How Images Speak: National Museum Artefact DVI6030, and Its Affects”, at the Landsforeningen til bevaring af Foto og Film (LFF) summer seminar Troublesome Pictures: Representing the Colonial Past, Gentofte Hovedbibliotek, Copenhagen.

May 26–27. “Living Archives: Artistic research approaches to mixed reality curating”, at Curatorial Challenges International Conference, University of Copenhagen.

April 28. “Unfinished Histories III: Temi Odumosu, Jeuno JE Kim and Ewa Einhorn” a conversation in conjunction with the exhibition John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen.

April 04. “This Material Memory: Revisiting the oil portrait of George Alexander Gratton” for Revisiting Picturing Blackness seminar organised by the British Art Network at Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Art, UAL, London.


“This is how you see her? Rachel Pringle of Barbados by Thomas Rowlandson’s hand” a lecture for Artist and Empire: New Dynamics, a conference at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London (24-26 November 2015).

“Teaching to Transgress Art Histories” a presentation for What do we teach when we teach art history? a symposium at Konstfack, Stockholm (13-16 October 2015).

“Who’s Beautiful Garden? Archival whispers from the Black Atlantic” for the Living Archives event From Soil to Structure at The Leonard garden terrace (Mitt Odla/Stena Fastigheter), Möllevången in Malmö, Sweden (4 – 5 June 2015).

“Searching for Victor and Alberta: Using AR to bear witness and give voice to Black lives in cultural heritage archives” for the Challenge the Past: Diversify the Future conference at Gothenberg University, Sweden (20 March 2015).

“Cut and Paste: Material Memories of Slavery and the art of the Black Atlantic” for the Romare Bearden’s “Odyssey” in a Global Age symposium at Columbia University, New York, USA (21 Feb 2015).

“Tyranny of the Subject: Black representation both past and present” a video provocation created for The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern symposium at Tate Britain, London, UK (21 Feb 2015).

“Picturing Slavery Past and Present” a keynote for Black History Month panel Looking at Slavery at York University, York, UK (27 Oct 2014).


Prepared with Love, 2016