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.

What do you plan to do during Phase 1 of Rapid Response?

Work with a team to create an original dataset related to land and racial violence in the US.

How does your work relate to the theme of the open call?

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.

What have you been working on and plan to continue to work on during this fellowship?

Work with a team to create an original dataset related to land and racial violence in the US.

What does the future look like to you?

Black.

What is your grounding ethos?

To be known on our own terms, not those that rely upon our subjugation.