Jenn Nkiru is a British-Nigerian visionary artist and film director exploring Black identity. Her first film ‘En Vogue’ explored NYC’s Black Voguing & Ballroom culture. Her second video-art offering was ‘Rebirth is Necessary’ exploring the magic and dynamism of Blackness past, present and future. Followed by directing Neneh Cherry’s art music video ‘Kong’, visuals for Jazz musician Kamasi Washington on his latest album ‘Heaven And Earth’ , and being 2nd unit director for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s internet-breaking ‘Apeshit’. Her last work is ‘Black to Techno’ exploring the Black authorship of the genre. Recent credits include a documentary series on music subcultures for Redbull and a campaign with photographer Rankin where he selected Nkiru as one of 20 of the “industry’s top directors and most creative talent”.
At present she gets also involved as artist, curator and speaker with festivals, cultural and educational institutions.
In 2018 she co-curated the alternative cultural institution 4:3, award-winning concept by Boiler Room rethinking film, music and art through online and real-life experiences.