Umulkhayr Mohamed is a Welsh Somali artist, writer, and curator. Her artistic practice involves creating primarily artist moving image and performance work that explores the tension present between enjoying the act of wandering between emancipatory temporalities and a functional need to position oneself in the now. Umulkhayr will be using her time as a part of British Art Network’s Emerging Curator Group to explore how curators should learn from the legacy of ‘political blackness’ and how it manifested in the Black British Art Movement, in curating Black British Art since this movement.
She is currently working within Public Programming at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, where she is a part of the core creative team working on ‘The Future has a Past’ an exhibition that imagines the future of Wales. She is also the lead curator of Lates: PITCH BLACK, a collaboration between AC-National Museum Cardiff and Artes Mundi that will be a multi-artform celebration of Blackness as boundless and infinite. In addition to joining BAN’s Emerging Curators Group Umulkhayr is also a member of Black Curators Collective, a collective of Black women and non-binary curators working across the UK.