Through exhibitions and publications, FF, created by Faridah Folawiyo, hence, FF, aims to move Black art between contexts, looking at the way it can travel around the world, and what it can give to (and get from) different contexts.
FF is a concept that aims for democracy and comfort. Artists should feel comfortable showing their work. Audience members should feel comfortable being in the spaces and interacting with the work. Nothing should feel like it’s over anyone’s head. Intimacy is encouraged. As is humour. FF is really a site of black comfort and experimentation.
Faridah Folawiyo received her undergraduate degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and her masters degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her writing has been published in Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies, Mousse Magazine, Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, TSA Art Magazine and Service95.