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Aisha Seriki & Latoya Okuneye: Our Lives

30 Fenchurch Street

June 1, 2022 - January 10, 2023

Artwork Image by Latoya Okuneye

Brookfield Properties presents Our Lives: perception, experience and celebration, a showcase of London-based photographers Aisha Seriki and Latoya Okuneye.

The exhibition invites the two artists to present work that speaks to their own experience of being a person of colour in London today. Inviting those moving through to experience two perspectives of London which celebrates the inclusivity of modern-day London. The exhibition comprises of 24 prints, displayed in the reception area of 30 Fenchurch and extended out onto the exterior windows.

Latoya Okuneye is a 24 year old artist best known as Fitoor/Fits from South London, and she has been producing award winning visual work since 2019. Okuneye is a conceptual photographer and multifaceted creative; whose work is based around intentional visual storytelling, despite her signature colourful and striking portraiture. For this exhibition, Okuneye is showcasing three of her personal projects; Boys are Blue, Sister Sister, and Omode; images which set out to celebrate and highlight the different facets of black youths within London. Through this collection Okuneye aims to document the often-forgotten stories of underrepresented groups of people. Exploring themes of self-development, self-expression, identity, and generational healing. Displaying a desire to rewrite and re-birth more accurate stories of black people, both the mundane and the extraordinary.

Aisha Seriki is a Nigerian, London-based creative specialising in portrait/fashion photography. At the age of 8, her family emigrated from Southeast Asia to the UK and she has been residing in South London ever since. Aisha’s interest in photography stems from her father's obsession with documentation; specifically family events. Aisha’s work is inspired by both imagination and experience. Centered around global social issues her photography addresses blackness, gender, migration, class and the myriad points of intersection. Seriki's series of portraits and ‘Heavenly Bodies’ educates and light-heartedly entertains through her visual work where vibrant colours and elements of play are central to her practice. Seriki’s work has historically been shown in spaces to celebrate and acknowledge communities for their wins and struggles. A flag of solidarity.

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30 Fenchurch St
London, United Kingdom EC3M 3AD

Reception Area & Exterior Windows

Date & Time

June 1, 2022 - January 10, 2023