Bernice Mulenga is a London based multidisciplinary artist, who prioritizes the use of analog processes in their work. They have a knack in archiving, documenting and asking questions.

Mulenga’s work centers their community and the experiences within it—most notably in their ongoing photo series #friendsonfilm. They are also known for their set design, both in their own projects and in collaboration with others.

Mulenga’s work also explores reoccurring themes surrounding their identity, sexuality, grief, family, and Congolese culture.


Available for commissions:

bernicemulenga@gmail.com


Commissions + Selected Clients:


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


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:


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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