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)
Beats By Dre
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
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
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