Roberta Joy Rich
"Wipe away your fragility"
Edition of 40
"Wipe away your fragility" is a hand embroidered handkerchief. Created in collaboration with the artist. Each edition comes with a signed and numbered certificate. They are a limited edition of 40.
Born Geelong, Australia 1988, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Roberta's work responds to constructions of 'race' and gender identity, sometimes with satire and humour in her video, performance, installation and multi-disciplinary projects. Drawing from historical, socio-political, media and popular culture, Rich engages with notions of "authenticity" and its relationship to constructed identities and their forms of representation. In doing so, Rich aims to de-construct colonial modalities through arts practice while ascertaining empowering forms of self determination, often referencing her own [diaspora] African identity and experiences.