NOM: Culinary Threads -Tales of the Diaspora

  • Renuka Ramanujam

NOM was a group exhibition presented at AMP Gallery in Peckham, London between October 20th and November 4th 2018. It was curated and facilitated by The Laundry Arts, an arts collective championing a platform and space for female and BAME artists. As one of five artists in residence, I was invited to explore our relationship with food. With the piece Culinary Threads: A tale of the Diaspora, I aimed to delve into identity and racial politics involved in food and immigrant culture, and the importance/relationship of the heritage and history enshrouded in an authentically cooked dish whilst acknowledging the inevitable hybridization of cultures. As part of the residency, I was requested to develop prints and artworks to be featured in a publication created alongside the exhibition to further engage and open up the conversation outside the gallery space.