Emerging Cultural Leaders 2017

Roberta Joy Rich

Roberta Rich is an emerging artist who responds to constructions of identity, often referencing her diaspora African identity and experiences. Utilising language and satire in her video, performance, installation and multi-disciplinary projects, Rich draws from historical, socio-political, media and popular culture to challenge problematic representations of identity.

Since completing a studio residency in Johannesburg in 2016, Rich has been exhibiting in Johannesburg, Melbourne and Sydney.

‘ECL is such a valuable program that equips creatives and producers with essential knowledge to work ethically and sustainably within the arts sector while also emphasising the importance of self- care and the value of one’s work.’

1 – Roberta Rich. Image by Snehargho Ghosh.