Enam Gbewonyo (b. 1980, London) is a British Ghanaian artist and curator who lives and works in London. She began her career as a knitwear designer in New York after completing her BA in Textile Design at Bradford School of Art and Design, Bradford, UK in 2001. Her practice investigates identity, womanhood and humanity through the mediums of textile and performance. Gbewonyo also advocates handcraft’s spiritual healing powers, using processes like embroidery, knitting, weaving, print and wirework. By using craft as her portal, the artist pushes us to face the truth of a dark global history and the emotions it brings forth. Performance using movement and the spoken word entered her practice as another vehicle for Gbewonyo to tell the stories and personal epiphanies she was unearthing, creating powerful live spaces for healing, both for the artist and her audiences. Her work was presented in her first solo exhibition at TAFETA Gallery, London, UK in July 2021. Recent group exhibitions include: Social Fabric, Fold Gallery, London, UK (2021); Memoria, Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux, France (2021); Antisocial Isolation, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2020);GOSSAMER, Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate, UK (2019); BBFA Presents, TAFETA Gallery, London, UK (2018); and The Gallery of Small Things, Centre Culturel Douta Seck, Dakar, Senegal (2018). Recent performances include: We Invoke the Black. To Rest (an activation of the Lynette Yiadom-Boakye exhibition in collaboration with sound artist Liz Gre); Tate Britain, London, UK (2020); Nude Me/Under the Skin: Unbinding a Path to Black Women’s Healing One Pantyhose at a Time, Two Temple Place, London, UK (2020); Nude Me/Under the Skin: The Awakening of Black Women’s Visibility One Pantyhose at a Time, Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate, UK, Christie’s London, UK and The Palace of Ritual, Palazzo Donà, Venice Biennale, Italy (2019); and agbegbɔgbɔ (an activation of the Senga Nengudi exhibition at Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (2019) in partnership with International Curators Forum (ICF)). Gbewonyo is also the founder of the Black British Female Artist (BBFA) Collective, a platform to support emerging Black women artists in building sustainable careers whilst working to advocate for more inclusivity in the British arts landscape. Gbewonyo’s curatorial work is dedicated to highlighting artists from Africa and its diaspora. Curated exhibitions include: No Room for Fear, Hogan Lovells LLP, London, UK (in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art) (2019); Crossroads (delivered for Black Shade Projects), Ozwald Boateng, London, UK (2019); DISPERSED (the Arts Council-funded, Ghanaian cross-cultural exchange project), Accra, Ghana (2017); the African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival, Bargehouse OXO Tower, London, UK (2015); and BBFA Projects for TEDxEuston, London, UK (2015).