Phoebe Boswell was born in Nairobi to a Kikuyu mother and fourth generation British Kenyan father, and brought up as an “expatriate” in the Middle East before coming to London. Her history – her identity – is rooted in transient middle points and passages of migration, and her trajectory is always anchored to a personal exploration of “home”, combining traditional draftswomanship and digital technology to create drawings, animations and installations in order to communicate global, fragmented narratives.
Visual artist and filmmaker
Phoebe will continue to explore layered methods of storytelling, focusing on developing/incorporating new skills around coding and interactivity into her practice whilst in residence.
Boswell’s ‘The Matter of Memory’ draws attention to the continued critical significance of human subjectivity, and memory-work, as a counterpoint to the tyranny of singular, overarching narratives.