BOXPARK EXHIBITION: Caroline Chinakwe

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23 May 24

We are extremely excited to have Caroline Chinakwe showcase her work across BOXPARK.

A Nigerian-born mixed-media artist from  North West London, crafts a captivating narrative of culture, identity, and social justice. With over 25 years in fashion, including work at Nicole Farhi and Polo Avenue, Lagos, she shifted to art in 2019, responding to the absence of diverse and positive black culture and style representations in fashion. 

Caroline’s evocative collages blend PopArt, Afrofuturism, and fine art, challenging norms and embracing black beauty. Notably, her “Colourism” series, born from the aftermath of the BLM protest, explores racial biases within the beauty industry and the preference for lighter skin tone within the Black and Brown communities.

In her latest series, “While I’m On Pause,” she draws inspiration from her love of music, the influence of Black music in culture and style from artists like Josephine Baker, Grace Jones, Erykah Badu and Prince, and how their fashion style has influenced generations of artists. Caroline’s work has graced prestigious venues such as the Mondrian Hotel, Nobu, and Stork restaurant, engaging diverse audiences. Her current series is currently exhibited at Me Hotel and at Langham hotel’s “The Good Front Room”  PopUp at The Palm Court restaurant, her pieces align with the establishment’s cultural celebration under residency Chef Dom Taylor.

If you havn’t seen the work at BOXPARK yet make sure you visit before the end of May!