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.

Commissions  + Selected Clients:


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

bernicemulenga@gmail.com

@burneece

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 Lonndon 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 Talks:

Sensing the Image: Photographers in Conversation This 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

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

Selected Print:

TIME OUT Cover. 2019

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

British Vogue Google Pixel #AD. 2017




Using Format