Born in 1982 in Nairobi, Kenya. Lives and works in London, England.


In intimate documentary works, Phoebe Boswell delves into personal traumas, guiding communal explorations into the extremes of personal pain as a path towards collective catharsis. Boswell’s large-scale charcoal drawings, autobiographical films, and sound installations stare into the abyss of emotional brokenness, finding revelation by channeling suffering into creative processes that embrace vulnerability and cast off oppressive regimes—racism, sexism—that would place restrictions on self expression. In animated drawings and recorded testimonies from a chorus of women speaking out, laughing, shouting, and crying, Boswell seeks new horizons for shared healing. (Recipient of the Special Prize of the Future Generation Prize, Kiev in 2017)