Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist and curator whose work converges around immersive installation, performance art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritual. Carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism, she combines research into the neuroscience of perception (inspired by her own neurodiversity) and an obsession with science fiction with a ritualistic live art practice.
Recent commissions include ‘The Birth of Venus’ for Juice Vocal Ensemble, premiered at Kings Place and sound design for Midnight Movie at the Royal Court. She has curated happenings for Wellcome Collection and released records supported by Gilles Peterson. Awards include the Steve Reid Innovation Award and the Oram Award.
She has performed in Tokyo (Bonobo), Rio de Janeiro (Tempo Festival), Berlin (Chalet), Latvia (Baltais Fligelis Concert Hall) and Zurich (Blok) as well as across the UK from Home MCR to Barbican and Southbank Centre. Her first solo exhibition took the form of a ritual immersive tech landscape and was presented as part of Home MCR’s Push festival before being commissioned by Brighton Festival and Lighthouse then being invited to London Borough of Culture.
Her current large-scale project is an immersive opera happening based on the life of a 12th century nun, co-curated with multi-sensory organisation BitterSuite and supported by Tete a Tete, Mahogany Opera and Opera North.