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Abigail Fakoya

Abigail Fakoya is a writer, curator, and visual artist in Essex. She is currently working as an independent curator, with her ongoing research exploring the resilience of Black Womxn Joy. Her artistic and curatorial practice centres exploration, play and cultivating joy in a social, political, and economic climate in which even writing about joy seems almost counterintuitive.

She holds a BSc degree in Psychology from St. George’s University Grenada, where she grew up and an MA in Curating from the University of Kent. She was a Co-Founder of the Blooming Brushes Art Program at the University of Kent; a Kent County Council funded program that a was part of the Covid-19 local recovery fund. In 2022, she co-curated the Unveiled exhibition at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury; an exhibition that explored the use of masks and facial distortions as a means of personal expression in identity, activism, and ceremonial traditions.

Abigail is passionate about people, art, design, and storytelling. Her broader research interests include exploring the intersections of film and psychology and the psychology of aesthetics and creativity.

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