Rebekah Ubuntu is a multidisciplinary artist, musician and university lecturer. Their practice explores speculative fiction through electronic music, sound art, voice, performance, installation, text, songwriting and the moving image.
Tate Modern commissioned Rebekah to create Despair, Hope and Healing: Three Movements for Climate Justice, an audiovisual performance exploring climate justice in response to the Olafur Eliasson exhibit. In tandem with this performance, Tate Modern’s Uniqlo Lates invited them to discuss the influence of Afrofuturism 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.
Upcoming commissions include audio art project ‘Autism and the City: a Sonic Diary’ co-commissioned by the BBC, Institute of Contemporary Art (UK) and NTS Radio, soon to be featured on BBC Radio 6.
Rebekah’s solo and collaborative works have been showcased by BBC Radio 1, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, Frieze London, Barbican Centre, Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland), Diametre Gallery (Paris), New Art Exchange (Nottingham), FACT (Liverpool) and London’s Serpentine Galleries among others.
Rebekah is a Jerwood Arts Bursary recipient (2021), Womxn of Colour Art Award finalist (2021) and Adam Reynolds Award finalist (2021).
Rebekah Ubuntu identifies as Black, queer, genderqueer and disabled. Intersectional queer and transfeminist theories, perspectives, practices and langauges are central components of their praxis and research.