At the Institute, Ashadu will develop the script for her first feature film, Saltmine, an experimental docu-fiction about independence, labor, and patriarchy in contemporary Senegal.
Karimah Ashadu is a British-born Nigerian Artist living and working between Hamburg and Lagos. Ashadu’s practice is concerned with labour, patriarchy and notions of independence pertaining to the socio-economic and socio-cultural context of Nigeria and West Africa. Ashadu is the recipient of awards such as the ars viva prize (2020). In 2020, Ashadu established her film production company Golddust by Ashadu, specializing in Artists’ films on black culture and African themes.