Koumbah Janneh [she/they] is an emerging artist who's work spans performance, cultural production and community making.

Born on unceded Gadigal land of the Eora Nation; Koumbah’s work explores Afro-Pacific visions and neo-colonial confrontations; the embodiment of these realities as gendered bodies pregnant with meaning and trauma, inscribed through ritual, and, the politics of living and living well.

Graduating with an MA in Performance Making, and previously a BA in Anthropology + Media, Koumbah’s work primarily employs movement, sound, writing and film.

Koumbah has worked with artists such as Angela Tiatia, and 2019 Turner Prize winner Oscar Murillo. In 2021 Koumbah made their curatorial debut with the exhibition 'the body is my first mother.'

Koumbah has exhibited, performed and screened work at Firstdraft Gallery (AU), Campbelltown Arts Centre (AU), Melbourne Fringe Festival (AU), PARI Gallery (AU), Insurgency Gallery (UK) and is a 2020 Fisher's Ghost Art Prize finalist.

Reviews

Sydney Morning Herald, 'when sport is much more than just a game'

Awards

2020 Fisher's Ghost Art Prize Finalist, AU

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