digital commission: where we come from / chiizii
tiata fahodzi are proud advocates of Fly The Flag, a campaign marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and celebrating what those rights bring us as individuals and as artists. We’ve commissioned art director, visual artist and textile designer Chiizii to create a flag inspired by human rights and what they mean to her.
Chiizii is a visual artist and textile designer, born and currently based in London, raised in New York with an eastern Nigerian Igbo background. Her work serves as a means of social commentary, expression of thoughts and analysis through studying others and herself. There is a specific emphasis on Black cultures, that of her own and that she has connected with. These cultures are examined not as “other” but as standard or normal, where the blackness of these cultures is not ignored but rather other qualities are given space to be examined.