Rebekah Ubuntu is a multidisciplinary artist, musician and university lecturer based in London, UK.
Their practice explores speculative fiction, ecologies and belonging through voice and sound art, electronic music (composition and improvisation), moving image, writing and performance. They also co-create in mixed reality, installation, podcasts and workshops.
Most recently, their audio art project ‘Autism and the City: a Sonic Diary’ was featured on BBC Radio 6 following successful co-commission by the BBC, Institute of Contemporary Art (UK) and NTS Radio.
In 2019 Tate Modern commissioned Rebekah to perform and showcase their long term sonic-visual Despair, Hope and Healing: Three Movements for Climate Justice in response to the Olafur Eliasson exhibit. In tandem, Tate Modern’s Uniqlo Lates invited them to discuss the influence of speculative fiction in their work. Shape Arts have since selected ‘Despair, Hope and Healing’ for exhibition in the ground-breaking augmented reality app Unfolding Shrines which launched in Spring 2021.
Rebekah’s solo and collaborative works have been showcased at BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Frieze London, Barbican Centre, Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland), Diametre Gallery (Paris), New Art Exchange (Nottingham), Four Four Gallery (Nottingham), FACT (Liverpool) and London’s Serpentine Galleries among others.
Rebekah has taught and guest lectured at Central Saint Martins, Wimbledon College of Arts, King’s College London, SOAS University of London, Tate Modern, The Place Contemporary Dance Trust, Siobhan Davies Dance Company and The University of the Underground.
They have mentored artists as part of Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) grant, Wysing Arts Centre’s Amplify project and LGBTQ Outside’s Queer Youth Arts Collective.
Rebekah Ubuntu identifies as Black, queer, genderqueer and disabled. Intersectional queer, transfeminist, disability and climate justice perspectives, practices and languages are central components of their praxis and research.