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The Urgency of the Arts Lecture Series: Tai Shani

16 October 2019 | 4pm – 5.30pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Tai Shani's multidisciplinary practice, comprising performance, film, photography and installation, revolves around experimental narrative texts. These alternate between familiar narrative tropes and structures and theoretical prose in order to explore the construction of subjectivity, excess and affect and the epic as the ground for a post-patriarchal realism. 

Tai Shani was born in London. She has presented her work extensively in the UK and abroad: recent exhibitions and commissions include Turner Contemporary, Margate (2019), Turner Prize Nominee, Glasgow International (2018); Tetley, Leeds (2018); Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2016); RADAR commission, Loughborough University (2016); Serpentine Galleries (2016); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2015); Southbank Centre, London (2014–15); Arnolfini, Bristol (2013); Matt’s Gallery, London (2012); and FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais and Loop Festival, Barcelona (2011); The Barbican, London (2011); ICA, London (2011).

Shani has participated in Prospect 1.5 New Orleans and the Herzeliya Biennial, 2009, as well as several residencies including Wysing Art Centre and HOMESESSION, Barcelona. She is also a permanent resident at Gasworks, London

Shani is currently a Tutor on the RCA's Contemporary Art Practice programme