About

Adeola Dewis

Adeola Dewis

(she/her)

I am an artist and researcher. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, I have keen interests in ritual, folk and indigenous cultural performances. I am particularly drawn to performance aesthetics within the Trinidad Carnival and masquerades and the potential ways in which an understanding of these and other manifestations of emancipatory performances, is relevant to art-making or art presentations for individuals or groups experiencing forms of displacement and social anxiety within the diaspora. My work engages performances of transformation and explores ways of re-presenting self.My life and experiences as a mother and Caribbean immigrant have informed aspects of my practice and continue to contribute to the ways in which my work takes shape.