BCB 2021 Artist Talks: Mawuena Kattah

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Originally recorded on 2 October 2021.

During BCB 2021, Creative Producer Rhiannon Ewing-James sat down with Mawuena Kattah, one of the many talented artists exhibiting in the festival. Through these talks, artists shared in-depth and behind the scenes stories about how it was creating work during 2021, their careers as artists, their greatest inspirations and the artwork they created especially for BCB 2021.


About the artist – Mawuena Kattah

AWARD exhibitor, British Ceramics Biennial 2021

Mawuena Kattah’s ceramics embody a strong sense of pattern and narrative, drawing on influences including African wax print textiles, Iznik ceramic design and her extensive personal archive of family photographs taken in Ghana and London. Kattah’s practice brings people and pattern together in complex, vibrant compositions. Her immersive installations centre on her unique ceramic vessels, friezes and table services to create semi-domestic spaces within a gallery, museum or site-specific space. Kattah invites her audiences to share in her multi-layered experience of collectivity and kinship.

Mawuena Kattah website link


With thanks to BCB Festival Assistants James and Connor for their support with filming.