Phoebe Boswell

Born in Nairobi to a Kikuyu mother and fourth generation British Kenyan father, and brought up as an expatriate in the Middle East, Boswell combines traditional draftswomanship and digital technology to create drawings, animations and installations.

Boswell was nominated for the Art Foundation’s Animation Fellowship 2012, and was the first recipient of the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship, which she used to produce her immersive installation The Matter of Memory, exhibited alongside John Akomfrah and Rashaad Newsome in 2014 at Carroll/Fletcher Gallery in London. She participated in the Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2015 and the Biennial of Moving Images 2016 at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, and has exhibited at Art15; 1:54 London and New York; and galleries including Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery; The Fine Art Society; and New Art Exchange. Dear Mr Shakespeare, her British Council commissioned short film collaboration with filmmaker Shola Amoo (in which she wrote, performed, and animated) was nominated for Best International Short at Sundance 2017. She was the Special Prize Winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, and exhibited in Venice during Summer 2017. 

Courtesy of Art+Culture Projects