Kariima Ali

Kariima Ali

Visual artistLondon, United Kingdom
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Kariima Ali

Kariima Ali

Visual artistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Kariima Ali is a freelance photographer, curator and researcher with a focus on the possibilities for the Black intramural space internationally and visual arts. Her photographic work has been exhibited in a number of independent and public institutions including Autograph ABP, Tate Modern, Red Door Galleries, Southbank Centre and Numbi Arts as well as being published in The Voice, Huck Magazine, OOMK zine and the Evening Standard. She has also lectured and led interdisciplinary workshops on Black Feminist theory and Black British Art at Peckham Platform, Impact Hub Birmingham, Goldsmiths University, Unmasked Women and Autograph ABP. A co- founder of Black British Girlhood and a trustee for the art charity Idle Women, she holds an MA in Cultural studies and a background in working with Afro-Caribbean communities within the mental health sector.
Projects credited in
  • Black British Girlhood @ The centre for better mental health
    Black British Girlhood @ The centre for better mental healthBBG is a collectived formed by myself, Bekke Popoola and Kariima Ali. Together we have held two successful group exhibitions, facilitated a number of workshops across the UK and given multiple panel talks. Black British Girlhood was born out of a need to carve out a space for Black women and the multitude of ways in which we express ourselves, allowing people to engage with our work and what we produce on our own terms in ways that don’t necessarily reproduce mainstream representations of Black
  • Black art: ‘Do-it-yourself, do-it-right-now’
    Black art: ‘Do-it-yourself, do-it-right-now’Most people would not recall Malcolm X as a self-help guru. He is remembered as a revolutionary, a cultural icon and even, to some, a threat; yet in 1964 X proposed black nationalism as nothing short of urgent, necessary self-actualisation: “We need a self-help program, a do-it-yourself philosophy, a do-it-right-now philosophy, an it’s-already-too-late philosophy.” When I co-curated Tate Modern’s 2017 exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, the aim was resolutely to focus o
  • BWA for BLM Offers Space for Dialogue Between Black Female Artists
    BWA for BLM Offers Space for Dialogue Between Black Female ArtistsThe diverse collective Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter takes over all seven rooms of Houston's Project Row Houses with an internationally-reaching exhibition In Houston, each room of Project Row Houses is taken over by a different subgroup of the BWA for BLM collective, representing artist communities in London, LA and four from New York—separated by art practices named Object, Ephemera, Performance and Digital. One room is a dedicated meeting space for the formation of a BWA for BLM
  • We Apologise For The Delay To Your Journey
    We Apologise For The Delay To Your JourneyThick/er Black Lines presents We Apologise For The Delay To Your Journey – a map identifying and connecting Black British women/femme artists and cultural workers. Emerging from conversations with Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter - a collective of Black women, queer, and gender non-conforming artists working in solidarity with the movement for Black lives - that took place amidst the Tate Exchange project Psychic Friends Network with Simone Leigh, the map is a catalyst to make visible
  • (un)common space @ Tate Britain
    (un)common space @ Tate Britainun)common space is a new experimental co-working space and artist development programme connecting young artists from underrepresented backgrounds to Tate’s staff, space and collection. The co-working space is an open invitation to young artists, creatives and cultural producers to use Tate in a different way. It offers space to work and connect with others. Make the most of free Wi-Fi, tables, sofas, plugs and tea and work alongside other creatives and Tate staff. As part of (un)common space, j
  • Heart Of The Race: Reading Group
    Heart Of The Race: Reading GroupOver five weeks, this reading group will explore the influential text Heart of the Race by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe, first published in 1985. Led by Thick/er Black Lines with a new edition of the book published by Verso, the group will see peers, friends and the newly acquainted come together in an intimate and supportive group to explore questions and lessons of Black feminist traditions and thought in the UK. The summer-long series will examine the political and theoreti
Skills
  • Photo Editing
  • Curating
  • 120 Film
  • Copyediting