Mallory Lowe Mpoka is a Cameroonian Belgian visual artist who works between Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) and Douala. Her practice draws on archival photographs and personal experiences and examines how individuals navigate places, continually reconsidering the nature of identity and belonging. Her use of photography, textile, collage,s and screen printing refers to reality between many cultures while contextualizing her work in a local and familiar environment. Her recent investigations question the notion of home as an (in)tangible place and the concept of dislocation through the prism of diasporic, transoceanic, and post-colonial realities while incorporating personal archives, heirlooms, and self-portraits.
Mpoka was a Villa Lena Foundation artist-in-residence in 2021 and has been nominated for the RBC Future Launch Scholarship in 2023. She has shown her work nationally and internationally at Atiss Gallery (Dakar Biennale OFF), Fofa Gallery, Phi Center, Rad Hourani, and le Livart. Mpoka’s most recent work, created during a research residency at Bandjoun Station Museum, will be shown at the 13th Edition of Bamako Encounters, African Photography Biennale in Mali this Winter 2022.
Mallory Lowe Mpoka is a collaborator with the gallery.