press release

27.01.2023 - 26.03.2023

Atiéna R. Kilfa. The Unhomely

The exhibition The Unhomely at Camden Art Centre marks the first U.K institutional solo presentation by Atiéna R. Kilfa (b.1990, FR).

Kilfa uses photography, sculpture, video, and installations to explore how personal and cultural memories tend to conflict and overlap. Her most recent work draws on her interest in the composition of models, dioramas, still lives, and tableaux vivant, which she sees as sites loaded with inherited narratives and social codes, opening them up for collective review.

The Unhomely stages a new video work alongside architectural fragments, transactional sound, and miniature sculpture, probing the memory of “home” as an impossible “virtual” architecture. Amidst an all-consuming installation that plays with scale and proportion, the eponymous video work places the viewer behind the camera.

The exhibition The Unhomely by Atiéna R. Kilfa is co-produced in partnership with KW Institute for Contemporary in Berlin, where an iteration of the exhibition will be staged from 22 October 2023 until 15 January 2023.