Brent Biennial 2022: In the House of my Love
For the second edition of the Brent Biennial, the programme was planned around the theme ‘In the House of my Love’. Thinking about homemaking in all its forms, it set out to continue the work the inaugural festival did in promoting, platforming, and providing space for local arts and creativity in the borough.
As part of the 2022 programme, alongside Studio Voltaire, we teamed up with Brent-based charity Metroland Cultures to bring a series of special commissions to the streets. Following an open call centred around the biennial’s theme, four artists were selected to display their works on our sites in the borough and in Studio Voltaire’s home of Clapham. Across four weeks, the revolving display took each artist’s piece or series to four different locations.
The successful submissions came from Sadia Pineda Hameed, ActionSpace artist Jorell Bonnick, Kamile Ofoeme, and Theo White. Having their own connections to Brent, each artist’s work presented the nuances of broader communities – exploring Black queer identities, fields of colour that equate to occupying space as a disabled person, hybrid languages and identities, and food associated with the Black diasporic community. Find out more about the biennial here.