cecile emeke is a director, writer and artist from london, with a body of work that spans broadcast television, independent film and visual art. cecile’s work often explores time, cosmology and cultural production, through the prism of the black diasporic experience, within liminal spaces and intimate settings.
cecile is well known for her versatility and dexterity in being able to seamlessly explore her interests across various mediums and genres. cecile has directed and written for broadcasters such as hbo, bbc and sky, as well as received film and moving image commissions from tate modern, ica, dazed, amongst others. cecile is particularly well known for her globally acclaimed documentary series ’strolling’, which recorded conversations with people across the black diaspora, as well as ‘ackee & saltfish’, her widely regarded comedy short film turned web-series, that followed the relatable and everyday happenings of two best friends.
cecile’s work has been extensively profiled, from the new york times to sight and sound magazine, her work has been exhibited and screened globally from the brooklyn museum to the national gallery of jamaica, and she has spoken at various institutions from oxford university to her infamous talk at the institute of education, for an unexpected audience of over 1000 people.
2023 there are other ways of seeing
2022 black (british?) metaphysics: exquisite corpses & heavenly bodies
2020 hey babe longtime let me know when you’re free to catch up soon
2017 the ancestors came
2014-16 ackee & saltfish
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