Lea-Maria Kneisel/Uferstudios

Yvonne Sembene is a dance maker and critical observer based in Berlin. Her practice focuses on colonial influences of contemporary identities, especially in the European and German context, as well as decolonial-feminist discourses. In parallel to her artistic work, she is often invited as a contributor to participate in local cultural-political discussions in labs and exchange formats. In 2023, she was particularly involved with the topics of German identities and white ethno-nationalism, emerging artists and accessibility. She also supports other artists in understanding their work in a socio-cultural context.