Annie Nicholson by Ricardo Agosto 06, 2020 0 portfolios

The Fandangoe Kid is a London based print artist who makes large-scale narrative driven pieces for the public realm. Her work seeks to smash taboos around complex subject matters such as loss, trauma release, mental health and gender constructs. The Fandangoe Kid has created work for a wide range of purposes, most recently installing artwork on 14 metre pillar for University of the Arts London’s 120th year anniversary and a large-scale permanent piece of public art at the Southbank Centre for the charity CALM. For World Mental Health Day 2019, she installed an 80 metre floor narrative at City Hall for the Mayor of London’s charity Thrive, addressing the connection between movement and mental health. Additionally, she screened her film Into Your Light, directed with Tara Darby, at Tate Modern and on the Manhattan Bridge, looking at dancing as a tool for survival following great personal loss. Much of the artist’s work is driven by navigating her own story, following the loss of many individuals in her family back in 2011, her practice being largely underpinned by the will to create a platform for open dialogue around the still taboo subject of grief. She has worked with young people in Hackney and inner city London for over a decade, her remit being to encourage young people from all backgrounds to know themselves better through their creative practice.