Artist

Tai Shani

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.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Turner Prize 2019
Named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, Turner Prize is an annual prize awarded to a British...
28 Sep 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
Turner Contemporary