Kafayat Adegoke is a “Yorùba Funkster”. A mug for campaigns channeled through art.
She is the star provocateur of one-woman shows; #PER-SO-NA debuted at The Tetley Art Gallery alongside the Simeon Barclay Bus2Move Exhibition and picked up for a 2nd commission by Theatre in the Mill, and Gender Inequality piece #Òrishá (Watch: https://youtu.be/_Rzheck5dQA and https://youtu.be/QHriq9Y_Ro8 ) .
She is also the creator of Bradford Council’s Àsiá twenty twenty Street Exhibition highlighting Mask; the official flag of 2020.
Currently appearing in Russell T Davies’*‘Years and Years’ on BBC One. *’Great British Sex’ on Channel 4. *’Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4′. And *‘Manchester United FC Advert for Premier league tagged #Projectrestart‘
A spotlight registered Actor, Live-Art Performance Maker, Broadcast Journalist, Women’s Public Speaker that especially likes to make work to sensitize social change, while maintaining her sense of identity as a Yorùba culture envoy and Black female in the diaspora.
Her performance practice is Combined Arts; as her work fuses storytelling, installation art, and rituals as she explores the boundaries of different art forms. She acts, sings, dances, performs, curates, rhymes, exhibits within pieces.
As a Black actor and performer, she has experienced first hand how tough it is to get work because there are limited roles, ”With no intention of moaning, I rarely see ‘me’ on my television and when I do it’s often reduced to a stereotype or a cipher. I am not alone in this, there are many POC, who have no visibility except within the confines of certain preconceived ideas”, which is one of the major reasons she became a performance maker.
With a cheerful facade, she is fascinated about how her lived experience intersects with societal expectations of her. Kafayat is driven by her Yorùba identity and her truth, including being female with a #Vulva. She makes boundary-daring work that explores themes around gender, Identity and culture. she is driven by her own personal intersections of identity and representation. She is passionate about expression of self in whatever artistic form and generates her own work, this involves making one-woman shows that explore who she is, Comic relief and work tagged around societal causes. As such, Kafayat is committed to creating work that is contemporary and subversive. Her work sits within the context of The Feminine, Intimacy, pleasure, Sexuality, The Body, Place, One-on-one, Social issues and Identity.
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