at home: Artists in Conversation | Moses Quiquine

October 22, 2021

Moses Quiquine, artist, in conversation with Christine Checinska, Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion, Victoria and Albert Museum

at home: Artists in Conversation

Join us for lively and inspiring conversations with some of today’s most notable artists. at home: Artists in Conversation brings together curators and artists to discuss various artistic practices and insights into their work.

About Moses Quiquine

Born in London in 1996, Quiquine is an artist of French Caribbean descent whose work involves a reconfiguration of couture fashion with found objects, a practice that relates to religious syncretism, or the combining of different religions or schools of thought. He believes in Nichiren Buddhism, one of the largest schools of Japanese Buddhism that originated in the thirteenth century, and he is known for his meticulous research process. Quiquine’s work is often inspired by museum collections and incorporates rich historic references, sculptural fashion, and large-scale tapestries. He is interested in the emotional engagement and tension involved in transforming discarded materials to explore themes of identity, representation, and mysticism related to race and culture.

Quiquine’s first solo show, Voodoo Child: Identity, Spirituality and Fashion, was hosted by The Africa Centre in London in April 2019. He is currently part of two group exhibitions—Shamanism at Galleria Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea in Milan, Italy; and Maker’s Eye: Stories of Craft at the Crafts Council Gallery in London. From September 2019 through November 2020, Quiquine was an artist-in-residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

This program is presented through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.