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Dr. Ekua McMorris is an inter-disciplinary artist, researcher and academic skills tutor on the Graduate Diploma in Art and Design programme.

Ekua received her practice led PhD in photography from the University of Brighton in 2018. Her MA in Fine Art Photography was completed at the RCA in 2009, and in 2006 she graduated with a BA in Fine Art Photography from London Metropolitan University.

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Ekua’s visual and research practise explores the politics of race, memory, narratives and belonging against the backdrop of British colonialism. She examines these concepts by interrogating personal narratives, as well as delving into her family’s historic and cultural background as a source of investigation.

Ekua is particularly interested in how the mechanics of photography can be used to reaffirm and or recreate forms of identity. Focusing on family narratives, memories, and photographs, her practice examines some of the larger themes surrounding Black British cultural identity and its relationship with Britain’s colonial past to the present day.

Focusing on the power of the photograph and how it may be used to reaffirm and/or recreate ideas surrounding African and African Caribbean identity, Ekua’s practice and research analyses questions exploring authenticity, hyper-visibility and invisibility.

Doctoral Scholarship, Arts and Humanities (2014–18)

Techne Associate fellowship (2014–18)

Sowing Roots / Garden Museum London, 2021-22

Drummer Warrior Storyteller / The Hackney Social London, 2021


Sowing Roots and Hanging Fruit: Gardeners’ Question Time | 2022

Landscaping: Access All Areas | 2021

Reparative Histories 2: The Making, Re-Making and Un-Making Of 'Race' Brighton | 2017

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association San Diego | 2017 Popular Culture

Association & American Culture Association Seattle | 2016

Difference: Fear, Fascination and Foreignness Glasgow | 2016


Sowing Roots | Garden Museum London, 2021-22

Drummer Warrior Storyteller |The Hackney Social London, 2021

Imaginative Investigations Brighton | 2017

This Has Nothing To Do With Politics London |2014

Hack The Barbican London | 2013

Celebrating 175 years of the RCA London |2012

RCA Black London | 2011

Serious Play London | 2011

International Departure Italy | 2010

Gender and performance London | 2010 Shadow of a Doubt Paris | 2009

The Future can Wait London | 2009

Milestone London | 2009