Fifth issue of KPS | Jasmine Pajdak & Irenosen Okojie
The fifth issue of KPS is by Jasmine Pajdak & Irenosen Okojie
Jasmine Pajdak graduated with an MA in Print from the Royal College of Art in 2019 and previously studied at the Royal Drawing School and Falmouth University. Recent solo exhibitions include Sweet Nowheres, Little Gallery, Calgary, Canada (2018). Group exhibitions include: And in me too the wave rises, Lewisham Art House, London (2019); What a Relief!?, CGP Gallery, London (2019); Becoming and Dissolving, Alice Black Gallery, London (2017); and Lexis over Land, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall (2017). Irenosen Okojie was born in Nigeria and moved to England aged eight. She studied Communications and Visual Culture at London Metropolitan University. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Observer, The Guardian, the BBC and the Huffington Post amongst other publications. Her short stories have been published internationally. Her debut novel, Butterfly Fish, published by Jacaranda Books won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Book Award. Her short story collection, Speak Gigantular was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. Irenosen was the first Writer in Residence for Words of Colour. Curatorial projects include Black Joy for the BBC, Maverick Women and The Moon featuring Margaret Atwood and The Moon As Muse film talks and screenings for Moon Festival. She is a fellow of The Royal Society of Literature. Her next two books, Nudibranch and Curandera have been signed by Little Brown’s Dialogue Books.