The Power Plant

Amartey Golding

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Amartey Golding (b. 1988, London; based in Norwich) is a visual artist who was raised as a Rastafarian to an Anglo-Scottish mother, Ghanaian father, and Jamaican stepfather. Through the use of sculpture, film, and 2D work, he explores the portrayal of Black masculinity in the media and homophobia within Black British communities. Preferring to work with mediums he is untrained in, he has also experimented with printmaking, fashion, and ballet. Golding studied art and design from 2005 to 2006 and architecture from 2007 to 2010 at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He has had solo exhibitions in the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Denmark, and the UK, and in 2012–13, he was artist-in-residence at Tashkeel, Dubai. His 2016 film Chainmail was lauded as “The must-see piece of this year’s London Art Fair” by The Art Newspaper. In 2019, Golding’s work was included in Over My Black Body, curated by Eunice Bélidor and Anaïs Castro at the Université du Québec à Montréal.