Born 1991, UK

 

Education​

 

2010-2013        

BA Fine Art, Birmingham School of Art, First Class

 

 

​Shows

2017

Short Circuit, venue tba, Venice [upcoming]

2016

Deep Trash from Outer Space, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London

Futura Free: A Sensing, 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, London

Short Circuit, Stryx, Birmingham

Random Acts Launch, ICA, London

Ambition pop-up show, HOME, Manchester

Them, Lemonade Gallery, online

Galleri CC at Supermarket Art Fair 2016, Stockholm

Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

 

 

2015            

LOOP- A video art marathon, CC Gallery, Malmö

Fierce Festival 2015, BOM, Birmingham

Live + Loud, Selfridges, Birmingham                               

Lotusland Video Evening, Changing Spaces Project Space, Cambridge

Disconnect, Home For Waifs and Strays, Birmingham

Give Me Ur Attention Volume II, the Audio Foundation, Auckland and online via Fresh and

Fruity

This Is What A Feminist Looks Like, Stryx, Birmingham

 

                     

2014                    

Fierce Festival 2014, Friction Arts, Birmingham and online via thisistomorrow.info

Deep Trash Italia: Eurosex Edition, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London

ESP Film Open, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Superstyling! Part of 'Looking Out from the CCCS', Vivid Projects, Birmingham

​New Art West Midlands, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

 

 

2013            

I Hate America! (I Love America), The Glass Factory, London

P A N D E M I C, the Photo Parlour, Derby

SPACE, Electric Picture House, Congleton, Cheshire

Degree Show, Birmingham School of Art

[STATE] of Play, The Vaults, Birmingham

The Triumph of Dionysus,  part of SHOUT Festival​, Birmingham

The Artist’s Playground, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

 

 

2011     

Plait, Birmingham School of Art
Puh-lit-i-kuhl, Birmingham School of Art

 

 

2010                          

End of year show, Derby College

 

 

Residencies

 

2016

MulengaMoji, part of *Dancing Girl Emoji*, online via Delta Sorority

2015                          

SOUP Part One: Feminism, STRYX arts, Birmingham

 

 

Awards and Grants

 

2014                          

Fierce FWD bursary

Fierce FWD microbursary

Longlisted for WW SOLO Award

Selected as an inaugural member of Black Hole Club, Vivid Projects

 

 

2013                          

Shortlisted for Grand Union bursary

Selected for the 2013 ESP Graduate Bursary

 

 

Bibliography

 

2015                          

Contemporary Other, Issue #2

 

2011                          

Objectification on Sunday, Msfac

 

 

Projects and other activity 

2016/2017

First Acts Future Ambassador for Random Acts

2016

Took part in conversation "Gender Resistance in Utopia", 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, London

Created a short film as a commission for Channel 4's Random Acts

Led a series of video editing/green screen workshops in partnership with MAIA Creatives and Birmingham City Council

2015                          

Contributed to an ongoing online project by They Are Here

Commissioned to create new work for event µChip 3

2014                          

Took part in screening/panel talk "Online Social Networks As Medium", Mac, Birmingham

 

 

2013                          

Assisted Ivan Lupi/AMAE in his performance “Restaging the Wound”, at The Triumph of Dionysus, part of SHOUT Festival, Birmingham

 

 

2011                          

Co-curated Plait exhibition, Birmingham School of Art

 

 

2010                        

Co-curated Freakshow exhibition, Birmingham School of Art

 

 

Reviews, interviews and articles

https://instigatearts.org/2016/07/03/emily-mulenga-ambition-artist-qa/

 

http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/139245532442/emily-mulenga-artist

 

http://thisistomorrow.info/articles/fierce-festival-emily-mulenga-orange-bikini

 

http://totaltheatre.org.uk/fierce-2015-what-will-be-will-be/

http://exeuntmagazine.com/features/fierce-festival/

http://www.candidmagazine.com/fierce-festival-birmingham-live-art-collision-hyperlocal-and-supernow/

 

 

​Published Writing​

 

2015                         

5 Reasons to Love: Yayoi Kusama, Kolekto Magazine

 

 

2014                          

An Interview With: Jonathan Wilkinson, Kolekto Magazine

Compass Festival 2014, Kolekto Magazine

Fierce Festival 2014, Kolekto Magazine

5 Reasons to Love: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kolekto Magazine

Pharrell x Art, Kolekto Magazine

An Interview With: GREMS, Kolekto Magazine

Cao Fei Interview, Kolekto Magazine

Ayo & Oni Oshodi, And when you finally disappear / We'll just say you were never here, Kolekto Magazine

5 Reasons to Love: Jeff Koons, Kolekto Magazine

 

2013                          

Winter beauty feature, La Vida Magazine

Whisky Blancmange, Kolekto Magazine

XII: Into the Dark, Kolekto Magazine

Summer beauty feature, La Vida Magazine

Just To Illustrate, Kolekto Magazine

Helen Benigson Interview, Kolekto Magazine

The Next Episode: Life After Uni, Vada Magazine

Where My Gurls At? Girl Power, Vada Magazine

5 Reasons to Love: Takashi Murakami, Kolekto Magazine

Spring beauty feature, La Vida Magazine

What A Turn Off, Vada Magazine

Do You Want Cheese With That?, Vada Magazine

Thrift Radiates Happiness, Kolekto Magazine

​An Interview With: eBoy, Kolekto Magazine​

SHOUT Festival and the Triumph of Dionysus, Kolekto magazine

 

 

2012                          

Liverpool Biennial, Kolekto magazine

Sheffield Street Art: Phlegm, Kolekto Magazine

Diamond Armour, Kolekto magazine