Latest Shape collaboration: Jamila was a selected artist for Open All Hours, the 2023 Shape Open exhibition and recorded an episode of The Shape Arts Podcast in connection. Jamila was previously selected for the UAL's 20/20 project⁠, which saw Jamila placed in Shape's ⁠National Disability Arts Collection (NDACA).

Artist Statement: Jamila Prowse (she/her) is an artist and writer, propelled by curiosity and a desire to understand herself through making. Informed by her lived experience of disability, mixed race ancestry, and the loss of her father at a young age; her work is research driven and indebted to Black feminist and crip scholars. She is an active participant in a rich and growing contemporary disabled artistic community and has been ongoingly researching, programming and creating around cripping the art world, since 2018. Self taught, Jamila is drawn to experimenting with a multitude of mediums in order to process her grief and radical hope.

Currently articulating through moving image, painting, photography, textiles and performance, she is a member of Open School East 23-24. Previous exhibitions, screenings and talks include Somerset House, South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire (London, UK) and Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen, Norway). Her writing has appeared in Frieze, Art Monthly, British Journal of Photography and elsewhere. She is currently working on her first novel.

A person sits on a bench watching a film on a large tv hung on a white wall.

'Spoons (After Carolyn Lazard)', by Jamila Prowse in Open All Hours exhibition.

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Banner Image: A film still of the work 'Spoons (After Carolyn Lazard)' by Jamila Prowse. A pair of hands are covering a wooden spoon in newspaper clippings atop a fabric covered table.