Adama Delphine Fawundu
American visual artist
Born in New York to an Equatorial Guinean mother and a Sierra Leonian father, Adama Delphine Fawundu is an interdisciplinary visual artist who works with photography, print, and video. She draws from personal experience to explore the wider themes of African heritage, mythology, and diaspora, navigating her cultural identity through her work.
In her 2019 exhibition The Sacred Star of Isis and Other Stories at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco, Adama explored the tension between her family’s traditional Mende beliefs and Westernised ideals. She incorporated ancestral artefacts, such as handmade batik fabrics, to create layered images that mirror the complexities of diasporic identity.
In 2021, Adama’s work was displayed in Gathering Together, an installation of ten of her works across a range of media. The exhibition was based at Art@Bainbridge, Princeton University Art Museum. Adama was also a speaker at the 100 Years | 100 Women Project at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City.
all images © Adama Delphine Fawundu