Ashanti Harris

Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher based in Glasgow, Scotland. Working with dance, performance, facilitation, film, installation and writing, Ashanti’s work explores the movement of people, ideas and things and the wider social, cultural and historical implications of these movements. As part of her creative practice, she is co-director of the dance company Project X; works collaboratively as part of the collective Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) – facilitating experimental movement workshops and research groups. She is also lecturer in Contemporary Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and co-facilitates the British Art Network research group The Re-Action of Black Performance. Recent research projects have included: Dance of the African and Caribbean diaspora in Scotland and Guyanese women in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries. Recent commissions and exhibitions include: JUMBIES, Glasgow International (2021), OHCE, Radiophrenia, 87.9fm (2020); Being Present, OGR, Torino (2020); In The Open, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2020); Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick (2020); Pre-Ramble, David Dale, Glasgow (2020); The Skeleton of a Name, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2019); Second Site, Civic Room, Glasgow (2019); Walking Through the Shadows Eyes Open, SUBSOLO Laboratório de Arte, Sao Paolo, (2019)

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