Nikon Presents: Heather Agyepong – Therapeutic Character Creation

Saturday 18 May 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Screening Room


Award winning visual artist & actor Heather Agyepong discussing her latest self portrait series ego death exploring Carl Jung’s concept of the Shadow, unpacking repressed and shameful parts of ourselves and how photography bridges the gap to self acceptance. The series was part of the Jerwood/Photoworks Award.

Ticket Price: Free with Photo London Ticket


Please note, tickets are free of charge to Photo London pass holders, and pre-registration is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. 



Heather Agyepong

Heather is a British Ghanaian visual artist, performer/actor and maker based in London. Heather’s art practice is concerned with mental health and wellbeing, invisibility, the diaspora and the archive. She uses both lens-based practices and performance with an aim to culminate a cathartic experience for both herself and the viewer. Heather adopts the technique of re-imagination to engage with communities of interest and the self as a central focus within the image.

Heather has worked within photographic & performance arts since 2009 with a range of works that have been published, performed and exhibited around the UK and internationally.
She has been nominated for Prix Pictet  & Paul Huf Award in 2016, 2018 & 2021 . Her work exists in a number of collections including Autograph ABP, Centre national des arts plastiques, The Hyman Collection, Arts Council England, New Orleans Museum of Art, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery,  Mead Art Museum and The Walther Collection.

In her television/film and theatre work, Heather is drawn to challenging and compelling writing with an intrigue for unique voices. She has previously been an associate artist of black led theatre company Talawa and continues to perform both nationally & internationally.