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Ashanti Harris


Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist, researcher and lecturer exploring ways of disrupting historical narratives and re-imagining them from a Caribbean diasporic perspective. Ashanti originally trained in sculpture and so, engaging with materials and physical making processes is an important part of her work. Alongside this, she is drawn to the expanded ways an artwork can be experienced and this has led her to work with performance, movement and dance as elements within her multidisciplinary art practice. She works with both sculpture and performance as processes which embody cultures, ancestral legacies and human lived experience; physically embodying histories, through the act of making.

Recent commissions and exhibitions include Walking With The Ancestors in Joy and Healing, Performance Now Commission for Take Me Somewhere Festival, Glasgow (2023); Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation, Fife Contemporary Arts, (2023/24); You Are a Memory I am Your Shadow, The Reid Gallery, Glasgow (2023); A Carnival Of Overlapping Histories, Platform, Glasgow (2023); Black Gold, commission for Fringe of Colour film festival, Edinburgh, (2023); Jerwood Staging Series 2022, Jerwood Arts, London (2022); Dancing a Peripheral Quadrille, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh (2022)

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