SALON: THE WOMAN WITH TWO SKINS

Chinasa Vivian Ezugha is interested in history and how history is performed in the mundanity of everyday living; for her, performance is an embodiment of past, present and future experiences.


Born in Nigeria, Enugu state in 1991, Ezugha makes work that connects her to her cultural heritage and to questions about her identity as a black woman living in England. Vivian is an interdisciplinary artist, working in Live Art, film and drawing. Having graduated from Aberystwyth University, School of Art in 2014, she currently lives and works in Norwich. Ezugha’s work has been shown in New York, Berlin and she has performed in venues across the UK.

“It is my dance

It is my ritual

I have a performance

Where I get up

Go to the door

Open the door

Walk out and look

I have a performance

It is my job

It is my preparation

I have a performance

In it I move

I jump up

And down

I cry, I laugh

I have a performance

It is my body

It is my spirit

I have a performance

It starts now.”

“My name is Chinasa Vivian Ezugha, I am a Nigerian living in England. The method I choose to explore my world is performance. I draw and sometimes dance. I graduated from Aberystwyth University, School of Art in 2014.”

Tickets available through the New Wolsey Theatre on 01473 295900