Ashanti Harris (born 1989, Georgetown, Guyana), lives and works in Glasgow. Ashanti studied Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art and went on to complete a Masters of Research in Creative Practices, again at GSA, in 2018. Recent projects and exhibitions in 2018 include: The Dances of the African and Caribbean Diaspora: Transformation, Embodiment & Survival Strategies, GSASA & Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Eastern Promise, Platform, Glasgow; Chronicles, a performance with Project X and National Theatre of Scotland, The National Museum, Edinburgh; Oshun and the Gold: A New Anansi Story, a performance with Project X for The European Championships, George Square European Championships Main Stage, Glasgow; The Work Room: 10 Years and Beyond, The Art School Glasgow Annuale, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; After Taste, The Flying Duck, Glasgow; Glasgow Open Dance School Weekend as part of Glasgow International Festival of Art, The Old Barn, Glasgow; Last Futures, Tramway, Glasgow; Kobi Onyame Versus the Artist, The Gallowgate at Many Studios, Glasgow; Project X Presents Project O as part of Buzzcut Double Thrills, The Art School, Glasgow and Casual Nexus, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.
In 2019 the artist will present a solo exhibition at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
Image: ‘Presenting Les Ballets Negres’, performance, Ashanti Harris 2018. Image credit: Jura McKay