Transform Your Child’s Passion into a Thriving Career that Pays with Hannah Uzor

Education and Parent Power Summit Topic: Transform Your Child’s Passion into a Thriving Career that Pays
Hannah Uzor, nee Hasiciimbwe, born in 1982 in Lusaka, Zambia, is a distinguished British artist currently living and working in the UK. Uzor’s artistic practice is deeply rooted in historical inquiry, focusing on diasporic culture and its manifestations in both personal and public memory. Her work is an intricate blend of research, observation, and creative expression, drawing from archival images, historical paintings, family photographs, and literature.
About Hannah Uzor
A notable project from 2020 centred on the Victorian era in the United Kingdom, where Uzor used portraiture and video to illuminate the lives of individuals from the African diaspora and their complex interactions with Western society and culture. This project featured a portrait of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, which was acquired by English Heritage and displayed at Osborne House during Black History Month. This significant piece is now part of their public collection. Uzor’s impactful work has led to appearances on prominent platforms including CBS This Morning, ITV, BBC, CNN, and Sky News, where she discusses the historical context and contemporary relevance of her art.
Hannah’s Expertise and Services Include:
  • Acquisition of Artwork by English Heritage: Her portrait of Sarah Forbes Bonetta was acquired by English Heritage and displayed at Osborne House during Black History Month in 2020. This portrait is now part of their public collection.
  • Commissioned Projects: Following the success of her portrait of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Uzor was commissioned by English Heritage to create five additional portraits of historical figures from the African diaspora as part of the project “Painting Our Past.”
  • Media Appearances: She has appeared on numerous prominent platforms, including CBS This Morning, ITV, BBC, CNN, and Sky News, where she discusses her artistic practice and the historical context of her work.
  • Media Coverage: Her work and the “Painting Our Past” project have been featured in several major publications, such as The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, BBC History Magazine, and British Archaeology, as well as a special podcast with English Heritage.
  • Scholarship Recipient: In 2021, she received the Milein Cosman Scholarship for Drawing at the Slade School of Fine Art.
  • Current Academic Pursuit: Uzor is currently completing her MA in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art.