Esmaa Mohamoud – Heavy, heavy (Hoop Dreams), 2016

Esmaa Mohamoud. Heavy, heavy (Hoop Dreams), 201660 solid concrete basketballs 30lbs. each, 10x10ft.

Born in London in 1992. Lives and works in Toronto.

The pieces Mohamoud has made with her hands and that she says “speak to the intangibility of black culture.” Mohamoud’s primary artistic fascination is also the subject of her Masters dissertation: she is looking at ways of making black culture tangible, through the lens of economics, wealth, and power. “More specifically, I’m using the realm of athletics to speak to issues of black masculinity; how violence and athletics go hand-in-hand in black culture.”


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