Jenn Nkiru is the winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, a celebration of excellence in art from across the world.
Rebirth Is Necessary is the summation of Nkiru’s feelings and questions over the last few years about the black experience and the idea of black universality. The artist explains: “Creating this piece felt like therapy. It’s where I go to reconcile my worlds – the material and the spiritual, the human and divine. This film is jazz: black magic in motion. I hope it can be a source of inspiration, affirmation and healing to others as it has been to me, especially the black diaspora.”
See the work at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2019, open at York Art Gallery until 14 July. Find out more here.
The Aesthetica Art Prize is open for entries.