Phoebe Boswell (b. 1982, Kenya) currently lives and works in London. Born in Nairobi to a Kikuyu mother and fourth generation British Kenyan father, and brought up as an “expatriate” in the Middle East before coming to London. Her history – her identity – is rooted in transient middle points and passages of migration, and her trajectory is always anchored to a personal exploration of “home”, combining traditional draftswomanship and digital technology to create drawings, animations and installations in order to communicate global, fragmented narratives. Boswell studied Painting at the Slade School of Art and 2D Animation at Central St Martins, London. In 2012, Boswell was nominated/shortlisted for the Art Foundation's Animation Fellowship and was the first recipient of the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship. She was a Florence Trust Artist-in-Residence, and participated in the Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary Art, both in 2015.
Curated for Daata by Katherine Finerty