Identities are not immutable or given, but are constructed through performance, and sometimes have to be asserted. How do you negotiate with an identity that isn’t necessarily your own, but forced culturally upon you?

In this talk recording, curator-in-residence Allison Thompson (Barbados) speaks with artists Sonia Boyce (Professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University in the School of Art and Design and Chair of Black Art and Design at the University of the Arts, London), Harold Offeh (graduate of the RCA and senior lecturer in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University) and Sheena Rose (contemporary artist who has featured at the Havana Biennial 2012 and Jamaica Biennial 2015) who joins the conversation via Skype, on the subjects of self-representation and performing racial and gendered identities.