Sekai Machache

Sekai Machache, 'The Divine Sky', 2020, photograph. Courtesy the artist

Sekai Machache's work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. She is interested in the relationship between spirituality, imagination and the role of the artist in disseminating symbolic imagery to provide a space for healing. Sekai works with a wide range of media including photography. Her photographic practice is formulated through digital studio-based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting conditions to create images that appear to emerge from darkness.    


Sekai works internationally with her most recent work taking her to Brazil where she produced a cross-cultural curatorial project which was supported by a Creative Scotland and British Council partnership. She often works collaboratively, for and within her community and is a founding and organising member of Yon Afro Collective (YAC). She is the recipient of the 2020 RSA Morton Award.  

Recent exhibitions and residencies include: 'Expression: Contemporary African Art in Perspective', The Hidden Lane Gallery (2019), 'Walking Through the Shadows Eyes Open', Subsolo Art Laboratory, Campinas Sao Paolo (2019), 'Wyrd Operations - 3 of Cups', Bread Arts Laboratory, Ayrshire (2019), 'Invocation', Instituto Moreira Salles, Sao Paolo (2018), '(Re)imagining Self..' Yon Afro Collective at Govanhill Baths, Glasgow International Festival (2018).


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