Ashanti Harris

Biography

Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist, researcher and lecturer. Working with performance, facilitation, sound and moving image, installation and writing, her work disrupts historical narratives and reimagines them from a Caribbean diasporic perspective. Ashanti Harris originally trained in sculpture, and engaging with materials and physical making processes remains 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 working with performance, movement and dance as elements within her multi-disciplinary art practice. She works with both sculpture and performance as processes which embody cultures, ancestral legacies and human lived experience through the physical act of making. The works presented in this exhibition are part of a wider body of work which honours and remembers ancestral histories. 

Recent commissions and exhibitions include Jerwood Staging Series 2022, Jerwood Arts, London (2022); Dancing a Peripheral Quadrille, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh (2022); An Exercise in Exorcism, GoMA, Glasgow (2021); Opening Night, Timehri Film Festival, Georgetown (2021), JUMBIES, Glasgow International, Glasgow (2021); This Woman’s Work, Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami (2021); Miraculous Noise, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg (2021); OHCE, Radiophrenia, 87.9fm (2020); Being Present, OGR, Torino (2020); In The Open, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2020).