Tai Shani


One of the 4 nominees for Turner Prize 2019



Shortlisted for Turner Prize 2019 for her participation in Glasgow International 2018, solo exhibition DC: Semiramis at The Tetley, Leeds and participation in Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance at Nottingham Contemporary and the De Le Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. The jury noted the compelling nature of Shani’s ongoing project Dark Continent, particularly the work’s ability to combine historical texts with contemporary references and issues. Developed over four years, it takes inspiration from a 15th century feminist text, Christine de Pizan’s The Book of the City of Ladies. Shani uses theatrical installations, performances and films to create her own allegorical city of women populated by fantastical characters, transporting the viewer to another time and place.

Portrait of Tai Shani. © Tai Shani, courtesy the artist.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Turner Prize 2019

Turner Contemporary
28/09/2019 — 12/01/2020