Heather Agyepong

D is For… (2022)


Heather Agyepong is a British-Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist and actor based in London. Her practice is concerned with mental health and wellbeing, invisibility, diaspora and truth. D is For… is from the series ego death, and is inspired by psychiatrist Carl Jung’s concept of “the Shadow.” Jung defined this as aspects of one’s personality deemed inappropriate, which may have been repressed during childhood and adolescence, by family, education, social norms and external factors. Agyepong has been discovering her own shadow; unpacking ideas around shame, attempting to confront and make peace with it. Both deeply personal and universal, the work presents an exploration of self-discovery, imperfection and radical acceptance.

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