Ashanti Harris

Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and researcher working with dance, performance and movement, alongside sculpture, film and installation. With a focus on re-contextualusing historical narratives, Ashanti’s work dissects epistemologies of mobilities – the movement of people, ideas and things and the wider social implications of these movements.

As part of her creative practice, she is co-director for Project X – a creative education programme, platforming dance and performance from the African and Caribbean diaspora; and works collaboratively as part of the collective Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) – facilitating experimental movement workshops and research groups.

Recent solo shows include: The Skeleton of a Name, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2019); Second Site, Civic Room, Glasgow (2019).

Recent group shows include: Being Present, OGR, Torino (2020); Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick (2020); Pre-Ramble, David Dale, Glasgow(2020); Walking Through the Shadows Eyes Open, SUBSOLO Laboratório de Arte, Sao Paolo, (2019); BLIP! as part of Annuale 2019, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, (2019); As of Yet, Many Studios, Glasgow (2019); Just Start Here, The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen (2019); Festival of the Not, Circa Projects, Newcastle (2019)

Image Information and Credits

The Skeleton of a Name, installation, Ashanti Harris 2019. Image credit: Matthew Arthur Williams

The Skeleton of a Name, installation detail, Ashanti Harris 2019. Image credit: Matthew Arthur Williams

An Exercise in Exorcism part 1, performance, Ashanti Harris 2020. Image credit: Isobel Lutz Smith


To find out more about Ashanti and her practice you can visit her website