The earth below looks a deep terracotta from the window of our tiny two propeller plane, and only gets redder as we descend into Yida refugee camp in South Sudan. As we get lower, termite mounds are revealed to us, dotted around what otherwise looks like a sparsely wooded area....
JoinedNovember 26, 2019
Enas Satir is a Sudanese visual artist who currently lives in Toronto. Her main focus is cultural projects revolving around race, blackness and African identity. She has recently started working on ceramics with ceramic artist Erin Candela, after winning a joint art grant from Toronto Art Council. Most of her art is inspired by the complexity and beauty of her background and country; Her recent work: Shades of Black touches on the racist connotations associated with undertones of black colour, while Berenice, a collection of illustrations is another project inspired by Sudan, combining culture and politics. Use of humor and sarcasm usually aids in shedding light on issues of depression, mental health and feminism in 31 Days of Narcissism. ‘On Kezan and Why they are bad for you’ is a collection of the most recent political illustrations shedding light on the current uprisings in Sudan against the government and what led to them. Follow her work on Instagram on @enas.satir