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OmVed Gardens' artist in residence Maia Magoga Presents
On the Need for New Rituals is a poetic exploration of the folkloric and ancestral wisdom enmeshed in our wild, and urban landscapes.
Drawing from a past to a speculative future, Magoga foregrounds the role of ritual in the process of re-enchanting ourselves with our nonhuman kin; from the act of drinking a cup of tea, to walking amongst weeds on a roadside.
Maia Magoga (b.1994) is a London-born visual artist and cook of mixed Brazilian and Argentinian descent. Growing up, food was the primary love language in her home. She inherited a fondness for the potential of food to carve out spaces of care and nourishment that simultaneously feed a sense of belonging.
Magoga’s upbringing also fed into her understanding of landscapes as animate entities that can be accessed as ancestral and cosmological archives, a framework which is core to her practice. Today, she continues to foreground the boundless potential of food as metaphor, working with it both as subject and object. Her practice is currently oscillating in-between the realms of ecologies, knowledge(s) and ritual.
She has an MA from the Royal College of Art in Visual Communication where she was awarded the Gordon Peter Pickard research grant, and a BSc in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Maia also co-founded gobyfish collective in 2019. They host anti-capitalist concept dinners and create edible installations that centre dialogue, collaboration and knowledge exchange. They are part of Collective Ending, an artist-led gallery and studio space based in Deptford, South East London.