Influenced by my mother’s future and my own Freudian fate, my work navigates experiences of love, grief, vulnerability and hope as a Nigerian-American woman as well as diasporic healing methods.
The processes I use to create art involves techniques that require muscle memory, training my eye to capture arresting moments and imparting my own experiences in a way that relates to the universal language of remembering. My images of everyday black life and the figures that blend into those environments arise from a need to consider how life is shaped through singular perspectives. My artistic vision is to document stories of marginalized people in the hopes of healing through sharing narratives and finding common threads that unify community.
The components that make up my practice are all derived from my own healing process and my investigation into the role of collective healing within the African Diaspora.
Raised and bred on the Southside of Chicago, Biance Alebiosu is a multidisciplinary artist. She works in media that activates living memory through sculpture, installation and photographic processes. She obtained her BA in Studio Art at Chicago State University in 2017. She received scholarships quarterly during her undergraduate program based on the strength and merit of her distinctive coursework. Since participating in the Art Institute of Chicago's Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Summer Academy, she has explored independent fine arts curatorial opportunities. During her undergraduate career she has exhibited at several galleries in cities such as Chicago, IL, Oshkosh, WI and Acme, MI as well as receiving numerous honorable mentions for her photography work. Her budding art practice is continually driven by community engagement, deeply situated introspection, and the research of tangible and ephemeral materiality in quotidian rituals.