Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher was born in 1965 in Providence, United States. The daughter of an Irish-American mother and an African-American father, Ellen Gallagher was exposed at a very early age to latent racism and to the concept of belonging that would impel her to explore post-colonial history, issues of racial identity, social class and gender in her work. As she trawls through the history and myths of Black Americans, she focuses our attention on the caricatural depictions and the past and present discriminations still imposed on Black communities.

Her work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.