Adama Delphine Fawundu
American visual artist
Adama Delphine Fawundu is an interdisciplinary visual artist, who works with photography, print, and video, and draws from personal experience to explore the wider themes of African heritage, mythology, and diaspora. Adama was born in New York to an Equatorial Guinean mother and a Sierra Leonian father, and navigating this cultural identity features in her work
In her most recent exhibition The Sacred Star of Isis and Other Stories at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco, Adama explores the tension between her family’s traditional Mende beliefs and Westernised ideals. She incorporates ancestral artifacts, such as handmade batik fabrics, to create layered images that mirror the complexities of diasporic identity.
all images © Adama Delphine Fawundu