Immaculata Abba is a researcher, writer, and visual artist (photography, film, collage) whose work explores how Africans are making a living and finding healing + belonging through art, informality and the environment. 

With an academic background in history, literature and cultural theory and degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of London, she was previously a Senior Editor at TechCabal, an inaugural freelance fellow at African Arguments (Royal African Society) and a writer-in-residence at the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD). Her work has been exhibited and published widely on platforms such as the Swiss Le Temps newspaper, The Guardian (UK) and the Bamako Encounters African Biennale of Photography. She is currently a Goethe Institut-SBMEN art writing fellow, and a research-documentary fellow at the DOCOMOMO Shared Heritage Africa project.

Her essay What Does Africapitalism Really Mean? was selected by The Republic as one of its Best 2022 Economics Writing. And her film 'You Matter to Me', made under an artist fellowship with the Creating Black Joy project, has been screened at the BFI London for Film Africa festival, the Enugu International Film Festival, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA), Africa Film Society’s Classics in the Park (Accra) and the Family Film Club (Lagos).

She is based between Abuja and Enugu, and is available for local and international documentary and editorial photography & writing assignments.

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