Mimi Ọnụọha

Rapid Response Fellow
2020 – 2020

Mimi Ọnụọha is a Nigerian-American artist and researcher whose work highlights the social relationships and power dynamics behind data collection. Her multimedia practice uses print, code, installation, and video to call attention to the ways in which those in the margins are differently abstracted, represented, and missed by sociotechnical systems.

Rapid Response Project 

Ọnụọha explains that surveillance capitalism is an extension of capitalism, and capitalism is but one aspect of the matrix of domination that the US has participated in and which predominantly targets Black, brown, indigenous and other folks who fall outside of the field of power. As such, and working with a team, she is creating an original dataset related to land and racial violence in the United States.