Gladys Kalichini is a scholar and contemporary visual artist from Lusaka, Zambia. Her work centres on notions of erasure, memory, and representations and visibilities of women in colonial resistance histories. She is currently a PhD candidate in Art History at Rhodes University in South Africa and a member of the Arts of Africa and Global Souths research programme, supported by the Andrew. W. Mellon foundation and NRF. Her research projects include Fyamoneka (they have become visible): Exploring the Erasure of Women within Zambian History (2017) and Chamoneka (it has become visible): Uncasting Shadows (2017), and These gestures of memory (2020).
Kalichini participated in Àsìkò International Art Programme (Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Lagos) in Maputo, Mozambique in 2015, the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, USA in 2017, the second iteration of the “Women On Aeroplanes” project in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018 themed “Search Research: Looking for Collete Omogbai” and Künstlerhaus Bethanien international artist residency in Berlin, Germany in 2019/2020.
Photographed and Posted Online: A Critical Analysis of Representations of Women in Online Images in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Egypt and Sudan