Ilse Aichinger
Jamika Ajalon
Hannah Arendt
Lilly Axster
Simone de Beauvoir
Monika Bernold
Dagmar Fink
Hannah Fröhlich
Tom Holert
Billie Holiday
Belinda Kazeem
Katherine Klinger
Anna Kowalska
Nicola Lauré al-Samarai
Adrian Piper
Yvonne Rainer
Rúbia Salgado
Shirley Tate
Jamika Ajalon is a poet, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Alongside her solo projects, she has toured with the band Zenzile as its singer and songwriter, as well as featuring with many artists and sound systems including Tony Allen and The Shrine. She studied media, communications, and culture at Goldsmiths, University of London (MA) and film and video at Columbia College, Missouri (BA). She lives and works internationally.

Selected interdisciplinary works, films and videos

Berlin Heroes: Under Urban Skin, single-screen audiovisual projection / experimental doc installation, Berlin 2012

L’esprit Prêt à Partager, documentary on artists’ workshop in Dakar, Senegal, IFA exhibition, Berlin, Senegal 2009

Locations of the M/othership: Black Female as Fugitive Archetype of Resistance, audiovisual anti-lecture, NGBK, and Ladyfest, Berlin 2009

Transnarratives, digital audio/video installation and live performance, “Prologue: New Feminism, New Europe” exhibition, Corner House, Manchester 2005

Black Chick in White Hat: The Ambiguous Nature of Performing Race, audiovisual anti-lecture and performance, “Born to Be White” exhibition, IG-Bildende Kunst, Vienna, 2005

Meant to Survive, poetry video loop, Drill Hall, London, 2002

Driven, video short, Shoreditch Film Festival, London, 2000

Merman, poetry video short, Channel Four, UK, 1998

Andro in Magenta, site specific video, Lux Cinema, London, 1997/8

Selected publications

“‪Fugitive Archetypes of Resistance: A Metaphorical Narrative‬,” in Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, Sharon Dodua Otoo (eds.), The Little Book of Big Visions. How to Be an Artist and Revolutionize the World, Edition Assemblage: Münster 2012

“Decode/Recode,” in Marlow Peerse Weaver (ed.), In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, MW Enterprises: Raleigh, NC 2010

“Locations of the Mothership: The Black Female Subject as Site of Resistance,” in Marina Grzinić, Rosa Reitsamer (eds.), New Feminisms. Worlds of Feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions, Löcker: Vienna 2008

“Guitar,” in Karen McCarthy (ed.), Kin: New Fiction by Black and Asian Women, Serpents Tail: London 2003

“Androgyny Becomes Her” and “Immaculate”, in Modern Love, renaissance one: London 2001

“Blackability,” in Richard Peabody (ed.), Gargoyle Magazine Nr. 41, Arlington, VA 1998

Selected discography and solo projects


Zenzile (featured singer, songwriter):
Electric Soul, 2012
Pawn Shop, 2009
Living in Monochrome, 2008
Modus Venvindi, 2005
Zenzile and Jamika Meet Cello, 2003
Totem, 2002
Sound Patrol, 2001
Jamika Meets Zenzile, 2000

Solo projects

D.F.T.G.K. album / audiovisual experiments, by Jamika and The Flying Trains, work in process begun in 2012
Decode Recode, cine-slam project 2009
Helium Balloon Illusions, solo album 2007