Sheila Chukwulozie is a multi-media artist who fundamentally believes that the nature of Being|Body is always fragmented, sampled, remixed and therefore, digital. Her performances and installations have been shown in, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Czech Republic and USA. With a background in historical and political analysis, she always attempts to fuse social anthropology with performance. From August 2017- August 2018, she travelled as a Thomas J Watson fellow studying with traditional mask makers and cloth weavers in eight African countries. Currently, she is working on a trans-continental collaboration with her Trinidadian performance partner, Amir Hall. Together, they are excavating the stories of “ordinary men” in Nigeria and Trinidad in order to re-imagine the biblical classic “The Book of Job” as a dirge for the post-colonial man.
Before that, she worked as a Digital Humanities Research Fellow at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Formerly a TEDx speaker, she is also a graduate of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s annual writing fellowship (Farafina) ; Her essay “Women Can’t be Heroes: The Erasure of Female Pain” was published the Republic Magazine in 2017. As a writer, the essay is her way of combining memory and theory, dream and myth, rumour and fact. Her most recent essay on Indigo (Blue is the Warmest Colour)has been published in the U.K based design journal Disegno. Creatively, she defines her self as an Igbo Cyborg contending with the state of being simultaneous: fixed and fluid, object and subject, matter and spirit, digital and analog, native and migrant. She imagines a future where performance, physiotherapy and technology meet at a powerful junction to upgrade the current definition of healing.