We are happy to announce the artist selected for the Friends’ Print commission this year. Sekai Machache is a recent graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, and she has been selected by a small group of the Friends Membership after a series of studio visits in Dundee. We are very excited to see what she might produce for the commission this year.
Sekai Machache is based in Dundee, Scotland. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. Having been born in Zimbabwe and raised in Scotland, she has a particular interest in W.E.B Dubois’ notion of Double Consciousness, which expresses the psychological challenge of having African heritage whilst living in the West. Working in a multi-disciplinary practice, Sekai works with a wide range of media including but not exclusive to photography. Her photographic practice is mostly formulated through digital studio based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting conditions, to create images that appear to emerge from darkness. Sekai is a founding and organising member of the Yon Afro Collective (YAC) in Scotland.