Wavelength: Jenn Nkiru
Jenn Nkiru is a Nigerian-British artist and director. She was featured as the second unit director of Ricky Saiz’s video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Apeshit which was released in 2018. In 2019, she was selected to participate in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Her recent video work OUT / SIDE OF TIME is on view now as a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room. Pushed through an Afro-surrealist lens, her practice is grounded in the history of Black music and the aesthetics of experimental film and international art cinema. Her work draws on the Black arts movement and the rich and variegated tradition of cinemas of the Black diaspora and their distinct experimentation with the politics of form. Her work blends elements of history, identity, politics, music, documentary and dance.