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ATO MALINDA / KENYA: PATENT SPACE, 2015 This is an interpretative drawing of Malinda’s friend Neo who sometimes identifies as ‘transgender’. Designated female at birth, Neo prefers the pronoun ‘they’. They are an academic at a research institution in Nairobi, researching African literature. Neo is pictured here with their breasts bound and with the head of a cockerel. ‘Cockerel’ is the name given to their family in their vernacular language, Kikamba. The building pictured is the space Neo feels comfortable in, their queer space. Ink on paper, collage, plastic. 42 x 60 cm Courtesy of the artist 220  BELONGING


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