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Lives and works in London



Royal Academy Schools, London, United Kingdom 2019-2022

Central St Martins (UAL), London, United Kingdom 2014-2017

The Art Academy, London, United Kingdom 2013-2014



2023      TEETH KISSIN', Curated by Hector Campbell, Presented at SOUP Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

              DAWA, Curated by Latif Samassi, Presented at 3537, Dover Street Market, Paris, France

              Globalisto. Fragments of a Community, Curated by Mo Laudi, Presented at 31 PROJECT, Paris, France

              Gallerina x Arcadia Missa: Ways of Living 3.0, Presented at Arcadia Missa, London, United Kingdom

              The Ultimate Bootleg Experience, Presented at Studio Chapple, London, United Kingdom


Installation view of TEETH KISSIN' at SOUP Gallery, London. Photo: Peter Otto; Courtesy: The Artist and SOUP Gallery, London.    

List of Works: Divine Southgate-Smith, Downstairs: TEETH KISSIN’ ‘‘History is so much more than just a historical document’’ (2023), Playlist in conversation with Daniel Kabuya, Distributed on Spotify, LIVE Edit; ‘‘FOR TOMORROW’’ (2023), Archival digital collage, Inkjet, EPSON Matt Photo Paper, Metal Binder, 100cm x 160cm; ‘‘...COMME UN JOUR’’ (2023), Collage of research, Laser Print, Recycled Paper, Metal Clip, Size variable; ‘NEATH THE MANGO TREE, TOMORROW IS MY TURN, WATERING SEEDS, READING IN-BETWEEN SPACES, OWARE (2023) From the series TEETH KISSIN’ What I’ve Been Doing Lately, Archival digital collage, Giclée, Hahnemühle Bamboo mounted on Aluminium, 53cm x 61cm; Upstairs: PAST, IS MOURNING (2023), From the series MELA-9, Sculpture, Resin cast, RED, 32cm x 21cm x 15cm; I SEARCH (2023), Items from home displayed alongside Past, is mourning (2023), # At the Bottom of the River. Jamaica Kincaid (1983) # Voices from twentieth-century Africa: Griots and Towncriers. Chinweizu (1989) # TEETH KISSIN’ Where Elephants Reside. Divine Southgate-Smith (2022) # Oware, a traditional game played in West Africa and the Caribbean known to be over 15,000 years old # Kissing cup. Ceramic made and gifted by Japanese Ceramicist Sharlen Nowaza (2022) # Gifts commemorating our Ancestors. Mask of Tengu (Demi-God) accompanied by a letter from Japanese Ceramicist Sharlen Nowaza (2022) # Hosho, part of the percussion family in traditional Zimbabwean music, can also be found in Ghana # Bronze Banga Nut, wax print on Ankara cotton fabric # Communications regarding the loan of the Suku cups (object refs. 257 and 258) from the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts # Excel file detailing the artist's attempt at accessing images from various archives in the UK and Europe (2022) # Rejected letter for copyright usage from The British Museum (2022); PERMANENTLY ON LOAN (2023), Single-channel film, 01:59 looped sequence; 

Ways of Living 3.0 (2023) 

Installation view of Ways of Living 3.0 at Arcadia Missa, London. Photo: Daniel Browne; Photo: Josef Konczak; Courtesy: The Artist and Arcadia Missa, London.    

List of Works: MY BODY, A VESSEL, 2023, 3D sculpture and digital render, UV sublimation on Glass,142 x 180 x 0.8 cm, 55 7/8 x 70 7/8 x 1/4 inches