Freya Tewelde

Freya Tewelde
Born in Asmara, Eritrea. Raised in Saudi Arabia. Live and work in London UK
I am a multidisciplinary artist and the purpose of my research is to playfully reveal the
question of aesthetics and domination. In my work I directly expose contradictions,
differences and singularities through the use of the body as an archive. My way of
investigating this theme is through history, memory, repetition and the distortion of
existence. I use mundane objects and motifs to ignite a praxis of post-identity. This is
specifically evident in the video performances. I view my work as an instrument to activate
and highlight the socio-political imbalance and self care with singularity.

Participant in
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
video title: Suffocate, 2020, 3:55
Description: A figure on roller blade layers different types of clothing to point of suffocation.
With a waiting room sound track playing in the background. This moving-image focuses on
rebuilding and repairing the cultural and community blind spots post Covid19 in a new
series of installation that expose our shared social context within local community
circumstances. Through digging deep we can fixing roots and mending traumatic
experiences that define and isolate self-care.