Guest Projects Digital 2022

Guest Projects Digital and Yinka Shonibare Foundation announced Chiizii as the recipient of a new pilot Digital Research Residency in June 2022. The initiative was conceived with the intention of providing an emerging, UK-based African and/or Caribbean diaspora curator or artist, with an opportunity to lead a collaborative research project investigating the intersection of art and design, ecology and food or migration and identity.


The themes and concept were inspired by the two unique buildings that lie at the heart of Guest Artists Space, the newly launched residency project in Nigeria developed by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA. The three-month residency was segmented into a two-month research period followed by a one-month digital public-facing programme.


UK | Jun - Aug 2022


Chiizii is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher born in London and raised in New York and Igbo. Working heavily with but not limited to painting, collage and textile design, her work centres the specificities of Igbo, Nigerian and African experiences and histories. Her research aims to establish the significance of art in the communication and maintenance of Igbo food culture as well as the use of making art as a learning method and presenting art as a teaching method.


Recent shows include RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy 2021, Collective Processes Gucci Circolo 2021, Blacklisted: An Indefinite Revolution and Christie's 2020.



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