Bernice Mulenga is a British -Congolese photographer with a knack for archiving, documenting and asking questions. Mulenga’s work centres on their community and the experiences within it—most notably in their ongoing photo series #friendsonfilm. Their work also explores reoccurring themes surrounding identity, sexuality, grief, darkness and family.

 

bernicemulenga@gmail.com


Upcoming showings :

1:54 Art Fair at Somerset House

October 13th - 16th 2022 MORE HERE


Commissions + Selected Clients:


AFROPUNK 
ASOS
BBC
Beats By Dre
British Vogue
Gal Dem
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Photoworks
Serpentine Gallery
Stillpoint
Time Out
Turner Contemporary

Self-portrait of artist Bernice Mulenga. They are looking down, their hair is blue, they are wearing a black and white top. You can see two chains around their neck, one has the letter be in gold and the other is of a cowrie shell.

Finding A Way Out, Self Portrait. 2020

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Exhibitions:

We Get To Choose  Our Families Group show at Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2022

The Reading Room Selected prints as display for Prim Black, 2022

MOVE/002 Group show curated by Fynn Studio, 2022

Imagining Otherwise Group show at The WHO Gallery, 2022

Between Me And You Debut solo show at HOME, 2022

The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show Group show curated by Atalanta Kernick & Kat Hudson at Space Station Sixty Five, 2021

Blacklisted: An Indefinite Revolution Group show curated by Pacheanne Anderson at Christies. 2020

Dancing in Peckham Group show curated by Photoworks & Jamila Prowse at Peckham 24 festival. 2019

Afropunk London Installation of #friendsonfilm and polaroid pop up portraits. 2018

Afropunk New York Installation of #friendsofilm curated by BBZ. 2018

A La Maison An interactive workshop with Joy Yamusangie as part of I'm Home exhibition curated by Ronan Mckenzie at Blank 100. 2018

Friay Late: Snap A solo display of #friendsonfilm archive. 2018

Hear Our Voices Documenting London Living – A Photographic Showcase by Gal Dem X House of Vans, 2018

Selected Print/Reads:

On Between Me & You by Monique Todd, 2022

PHOTOWORKS Annual 26, Chain Reaction. 2020

This Is An Art Book, Issue 1. 2019

TIME OUT Cover. 2019

PHOTOWORKS Annual 25 Back cover and article by Jamila Prowse. 2019

WEPRESENT, There’s no limit to our culture. 2019

The Move Mag, Issue 5. 2018

British Vogue, Google Pixel. 2017


Selected Appearances: 

Neo Gender, Directed by Emannuelle Soffé. 2020

Harpers Bazaar, Cultural Forces as a part of BBZ collective. 2020

Dyo - Go All The Way, Directed by Mahaneela. 2019

The Muse, directed by Anna Fearon. 2019

Selected Talks:

Sensing the Image: Photographers in ConversationThis conversation was part of the public programme for Ajamu: Archival Sensoria curated by Languid Hands as part of their fellowship programme No Real Closure. 2021

Inferno Summit: A creatives’ guide to surviving the pandemic with Furmaan Ahmed, Rene Matíc, Sinéad O’Dwyd and Bernice Mulenga chaired by ShayShay Konno. Curated by Lewis G. Burton. 2020

BBC 1XTRA, #BHMVisualHistories, 2019

Photoworks X Offprint,  Bernice Mulenga > noiamreiss > Nabila Roubah. Tate Modern. 2019

Friday Late: Snap, in conversation with Ellen Morrison at the V&A. 2018

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