Rosa-Johan Uddoh

Practice Makes Perfect

Rosa-Johan Uddoh (2022)


Comprising of new writing and works drawn from, and a part of, Uddoh’s 2021 exhibition at Focal Point Gallery, Practice Makes Perfect focuses on themes of radical self-love, inspired by black feminist practice and writing. Through performance, film, installation and sound, Uddoh explores an infatuation with places, objects and celebrities in British popular culture, and the effects of these on self-formation. She is influenced by her architectural background, rooting stories in specific spaces and materials. Co-published by Book Works and Focal Point Gallery as part of our Co-Series, in association with the Bluecoat, and The Bower.

Rosa-Johan Uddoh lives and works in London. Solo presentations include ‘Studies for Impartiality’, Jupiter Woods and ‘Sphinx at the Crystal Palace’, Black Tower Projects (both in London, 2019). She has participated in group shows including: ‘Learning by Doing: A politics of practice’, 68 Institute, Copenhagen, 2019; ‘Black Blossoms: If we are going to heal let it be glorious’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2017 and ‘Mene Mene Tekel Parsin’, Cambridge, 2017. Recently she has screened work at East London Cable’s ‘TV Dinners E03’ at Tate Modern, 2019; and performed at ‘Art in the Age of Black Girl Magic’ Tate Britain, 2019 and ‘New Contemporaries’, South London Gallery and Bluecoat, 2018. She is the 2020 Stuart Hall Library Resident.

Practice Makes Perfect | Rosa-Johan Uddoh; | Commission: Co-Series | Editors: Everall, Gavin; Homersham, Lizzie; | ISBN: 978-1-912570-14-0 | Price: £15.00 | Classifications: Assemblage; Critical; Experimental writing; Performative; | Extent: 140pp | Edition: 1,000 copies | Dimensions: 200mm x 140mm | Publisher: Book Works and Focal Point Gallery | Designer: Rose Nordin;

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