Esmaa Mohamoud

Esmaa Mohamoud (Canadian, b. 1992), is a Toronto-based, African Canadian multidisciplinary artist working in photography, sculpture, installation, and performance, whose work investigates Black body politics. She holds a BFA from Western University (2014) and an MFA from OCAD University (2016). She has recently exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts Montreal. Upcoming exhibitions include: To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG, Greensboro (NC, USA); Garmenting: Costume and Contemporary Art, Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (SK, Canada). In 2021–23, Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play In The Face of Certain Defeat, will travel to the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Ottawa, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery from the organizing venue, Museum London (London, ON). Mohamoud is represented by Georgia Scherman Projects.

Esmaa Mohamoud
Esmaa Mohamoud, The Brotherhood FUBU (For Us, By Us), installation at Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Toronto 2021. Courtesy of the artist, Georgia Scherman Projects and CONTACT. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

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