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These Networks In Our Skin 
Mimi Ọnụọha        
October 29 - November 27, 2021

Artist Talk November 11th at 7pm as part of the Art Now! Speakers' Series
Please visit the Art Now! 
event page for more information.                       
Forest City Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition by NY-based artist Mimi Ọnụọha. 

No problem is separate, and decisions made concerning tech influence other spaces, too. These Networks In Our Skin embraces that idea of interconnection. The short film depicts four women who physically funnel new artifacts and messages into Internet cables. But it shows this through a distinctly blended visual and sonic language that hints at how old practices, when adapted for new contexts, can yield powerful effects. Fueled by imagery and sounds drawn from the many traditions and cultures I've inherited, the women's work is a silent insistence that a different kind of mythology entirely needs to govern the creation and maintenance of our technosocial systems. 

Mimi Ọnụọha is a Nigerian-American artist creating work about a world made to fit the form of data. By foregrounding absence and removal, her multimedia practice uses print, code, installation and video to make sense of the power dynamics that result in disenfranchised communities' different relationships to systems that are digital, cultural, historical, and ecological.
Onuoha has been in residence at Studio XX (Canada), Data & Society Research Institute (USA), the Royal College of Art (UK), Eyebeam Center for Arts & Technology (USA), and Arthouse Foundation (Nigeria, upcoming). She has spoken and exhibited internationally at venues like La Gaitê Lyrique (France), FIBER Festival (Netherlands), Mao Jihong Arts Foundation (China), and Le Centre Pompidou (France).
Her recent work includes In Absentia, a series of prints that borrow language from research that black sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois conducted in the nineteenth century to address the difficulties he faced and the pitfalls he fell into, and A People's Guide To AI, a comprehensive beginner's guide to understanding AI and other data-driven systems, co-created with Diana Nucera.

Ọnụọha lives and works in Brooklyn.
 Save the Date!
This year's Members’ Show and Sale is fast approaching and will be held December 3 - 17, 2021 with an opening reception on Friday, December 3rd!
The call for submissions opens on November 1st. Submission forms can be found on the FCG website here.

All participants must be members in good standing. Purchase or renew your membership here. Not sure if your membership has lapsed? Send an email to our director at info@forestcitygallery.com. Or you can check out our New Venue Fundraiser where all tiers of donation include a year-long membership!

This year's exhibition will be especially meaningful as it will be the last exhibition at 258 Richmond Street, our home since 2007. So come on out and help give FCG a great send off to our bigger, brighter venue in OEV! 

We can’t wait to continue our longest-running annual event and have your work in the FCG gallery.
Click here to donate to FCG's New Venue Fundraiser
Our mailing address is:
1025 Elias Street, London, Ontario, N5W 3P6, Canada

FCG's programs and exhibitions are free and accessible to all thanks to the
generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council,
London Arts Council, and the London Community Foundation. 

We are grateful to our artists, members, volunteers, donors, and community partners.
Our operations rely on your generous and dedicated support.

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For information on our programming, or for other general inquiries
please contact the gallery at info@forestcitygallery.com

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