Emily Mulenga (b.1991, UK) gained a BA in Fine Art from Birmingham City University in 2013 and have since participated in shows across the UK, around the world and online. Mulenga is currently undertaking an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, London.
Her practice incorporates video and digital technology as well as analog media. She is currently interested in ideas around pleasure and anxiety experienced as a millennial woman. Mulenga has previously explored themes including the nature of consumption in an age when it is possible for everyone to become simultaneously producers and distributors; the use of technology to influence and track the physical body; and imagining worlds in which her digital avatar is presented within an escapist utopia where she, a mixed-race black woman, can thrive.
Her first major solo exhibition, Taking Up Space, opened in October 2017 at Firstsite, Colchester. In 2016 she released a short film for Channel 4's Random Acts programme. Previous shows include the touring exhibition Short Circuit (Birmingham, Venice, Copenhagen), Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body, (UICA, Grand Rapids and Woman Made Gallery, Chicago), Futura Free: A Sensing (198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, London) and the 2014 and 2015 iterations of Fierce Festival (Birmingham).