Roshini Kempadoo is a photographer, media artist and scholar whose practice combines factual and fictional re-imaginings of historical and contemporary experiences. A lecturer at Westminster School of Arts, University of Westminster, Roshini regularly publishes academic research into visual culture.
Roshini’s multidisciplinary artworks are influenced by a long career in documenting inequalities, racism and prejudice as it affects Caribbean communities in the Caribbean, the UK, and the rest of the world.
Her recent project Like Gold Dust (2019) is an art project concerned with women’s narratives, set within a climate of financial inequality and economic migration. Inspired by the histories and memories of Texan and Guyanese people, the work explores different ‘origin’ stories for women of color. It was exhibited at Artpace, San Antonio in 2019.
In 2021, part of Roshini’s 2004 series Ghosting was displayed during Fragments of Epic Memory, a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibition explored the art and legacy of the Caribbean and its diaspora, from the period following emancipation to the present day.