Sasha Saben Callaghan is a visual artist and spoken word performer living in Edinburgh. She was a winner of the 2016 ‘A Public Space’ International Emerging Writer Fellowship, the 2019 national Pen to Paper Awards and the Stephen Palmer Travel Bursary in 2022. Her illustrations have featured in a wide range of journals, magazines, exhibitions and installations, including Shape International Open 2020, IAN Australia 2021 and Plus Tate 2022. In 2023, Sasha was Artist in Residence at Forest Arts and The Ripple Community Hub.
Sasha is an Associate Artist and blogger with Disability Arts Online and board member at the Collective Centre for Contemporary Art. Along with Harry Josie Giles, Sasha was the co-curator of ‘Not Going Back to Normal: A Radical Manifesto by and for Disabled Artists in Scotland’, published in 2020. Sasha’s lived experience of disability and impairment is a major influence on her work.
Sasha Saben Callaghan was part of the 2023 exhibition Life Lines, bringing together artists affected by the long-term impacts of COVID-19, opening up their creative practice on an online platform. See Sasha’s work as part of Life Lines here.