Rhea Dillon is an artist, writer and poet based in London. Using painting, installation, images, video and olfaction, she examines and abstracts her intrigue of the ‘rules of representation’ as a device to undermine contemporary Western culture. She is particularly interested in the self coined phrase ‘humane afrofuturism’ as a practice of bringing forward the humane and equality-led perspectives on how we visualise Black bodies. Her work has been included in the following exhibitions: Drawing a Blank with Ben Broome, Paris (2020); No Man Is An Island at Almine Rech, London (2020); The Art of Diversity at Studio of Yinka Shonibare CBE Royal Academy, London (2020), Lost Legacies of British Black Panthers at 198 Gallery, London (2019); Photo London at Somerset House (2019); No Direct Flight at The British Film Institute, London (2019); Site Projects at Mimosa House, London (2019); Labs New Artists III at Red Hook Labs, New York (2019); The New Black Vanguard at Aperture, New York (2019); Rhythm Frequencies at Red Bull Film Festival, Los Angeles (2019); I’M HOME at Blank 100, London (2018) and Wontumi Ntaaki at Sanam Archive, Accra (2018). She is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, London.
Rhea will spend her time in residence developing a series of paintings and sculptures. Her residency will culminate in a solo project in the second half of 2021.