Jamila Prowse is an independent curator, writer and editor. In her work she draws upon dance and club cultures to develop new languages around identity within the visual arts. She is founder of Typical Girls Magazine, an annual publication which seeks to widen the representation of self-identifying women in the media. Alongside her independent practice, Jamila works as Assistant Producer across Learning, Art and Technology at SPACE studios (London) and was previously Project Manager at Lighthouse on Last Dance, a year-long programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks, films and podcasts exploring the changing nature of UK club culture. Recent independent projects include ‘Dancing in Peckham’, a group show of moving image and photography exploring dance as a unifying practice, Peckham 24 (May 2019); MOVE, a solo exhibition by Ronan Mckenzie exploring the multiplicity of black womanhood through dance, 1-1 in Basel (March 2019); ‘Reflections of Us’, a curatorial training programme for BAME people aged 16-25, Brighton Photo Fringe (October 2018).
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