Andrew Omoding’s work is largely autobiographical, containing references to his childhood memories of Uganda, including the civil war which culminated in his migration to the UK as a refugee when he was 12 years old, and his perceptions of life as an artist with learning-disabilities.
Omoding has a longstanding relationship with Camden Art Centre—building on his role as a workshop leader on our SEN Schools Programme, and as Artist-in-Residence in 2019, he will now return for a major solo exhibition. Involving newly commissioned work developed site-responsively, reclaiming abandoned materials from his immediate surroundings and metalwork produced with a London foundry, the installation will embrace the vibrant and energetic breadth of Omoding’s practice, involving music, sound, performance and video.
Omoding’s works are a both a communicative tool and a medium through which he processes his experiences, past and present. As such, they celebrate his African heritage and memories and intimations of home, family and the African continent. Amid the complex and at times contradictory nature of everyday life, Omoding looks to material, sound, and movement as a connective and propulsive force. Through his practice, Omoding extends the language of sculpture to encompass an ineffable yet magnetic quality that lies within his assemblages.