Scars: Memories of the Skin

Ngozi Ugochukwu

03rd December 2020 - 13th December 2020

Please note that this project has been potponed and will launch at a date to be confirmed.

Close up of a knee with a scar on it, as well of a tattoo that reads 'real bikers limp'

Please note that this project / site contains images of actual scars and references to self harm.

Scars communicate different meanings, lived experiences and emotional changes as a script on the body. Like translated texts, they can be interpreted in different ways.

Through photography, artist Ngozi Ugochukwu uses her lived experience to explore the scars on her own body, each telling a story from her life.

From tribal markings received as a baby, to burns used in traditional Nigerian medicine inflicted on her to try and make her walk, to hospital operations, to the everyday marks and scratches we all get from living our lives, Ugochukwu explores what is written on the body.

Her stories will be told through a series of photographs and audio descriptions, revealing the origins of the scars. At the same time, Ugochukwu will seek out other stories and other storytellers whose own scars have something to say about them.

What will it be? 
Scars: Memories of the Skin will be an online photography exhibition.


Supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

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