Born in Sierra Leone, JulianKnxx is an interdisciplinary poet, visual artist and film maker whose practice crosses the boundaries of written word, music, visual art and installation. Through his practice JulianKnxx explores themes of inheritance, loss, and belonging, and their effects on personal and interpersonal narratives.
With his critical engagement with art history and philosophy, Julianknxx uses his personal history as a prism through which to deconstruct dominant perspectives on African art, ideas, history and culture. Rich with symbolism and complex layering his work conveys our continuing and necessary task of defining and redefining ourselves through the simultaneous rejection of extrinsic labels and repositioning of ourselves within new collective narratives. Through projects such as Julianknxx & Friends, Julianknxx catalogues a living archive of African diasporic experiences, creating a collaborative space for artists to communicate whilst navigating a multiplicity of cultural identities, senses of belonging, and creative expressions.