Based in Dundee, visual artist and curator Saoirse Amira Anis graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2018. Recent exhibitions and events in 2019 include: ‘Working Out’ (Northern Charter, Newcastle), ‘Echo’, in response to Alberta Whittle’s solo exhibition ‘How Flexible Can We Make The Mouth’ (DCA, Dundee) and ‘GEN-TRS’ (The Royal Standard, Liverpool). In 2020 Saoirse presented ‘We Can Still Dance’ (Jupiter Artland) as part of the Black Lives Matter Mural Trail, commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival.
Saoirse’s recent curatorial projects include ‘Change:Debate’ (NEoN Festival, Dundee, 2019) and ‘A Quest That’s Just Begun’ (Wooosh Gallery x GENERATORprojects, Dundee, 2020). She is also curating an exhibition (as yet untitled) of art by Black artists from Perthshire for Perth Museum and Art Gallery, due to open in February 2021. The artist has also contributed to several publications, including MAP Magazine, Artificial Womb and Wooosh Ignition Edition.
Image: Saoirse Anis, ‘Surrender’, 2018, mixed media installation.