artist and director; PhD researcher, University of Hull
Stella Odunlami is a director and artist working in the mediums of theatre, movement, filmic and sonic installation. Her work is principally concerned with the exploration and creation of space for the voices and histories of those whose stories have been historically overlooked within mainstream cultural narratives. Themes that are central to this work include: the autobiographical, the other, modern performative ritual and the postcolonial subject.
Past work has been presented and performed on national and international platforms in Estonia, Ireland, Scotland, India and South Korea. Some of the organisations previously worked with include: The Almeida, The Barbican, BBC 1xtra, CEDAS, Clean Break, Gate Theatre, Hoxton Hall, The Lyric Hammersmith, The National Theatre, Shunt, Sky Arts, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Third World Bunfight, Victoria and Albert Museum, Wildworks, and The Yard Theatre.
Stella completed her undergraduate study in European theatre Arts (BA) at Rose Bruford College Following and then an MA in postcolonial culture and global policy at Goldsmiths University to complete graduating in 2015. In September 2016 she joined the University of Hull’s drama department as a PHD Candidate under the NECAH. Her project is exploring the making of a performative based memorial.
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