Camara Taylor

Camara Taylor (b.1627, London, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Taylor is a burnt out artist and programmer. With a practice that is methodologically situated within a framework of practising refusal and a tentative engagement with tidalectics (as defined by Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite). Camara’s practice spills and flows from photography into, text, sound works, workshops, events, publications and a zine library.

Camara is a committee member at Transmission Gallery; a programme facilitator for the Race, Rights and Sovereignty series (GSA Public Lectures and the Glasgow School of Art’s Students’ Association). They are also a participant in Constellations, an artist working group programme conceived by UP Projects in collaboration with FTHo.

Solo shows include Flourish, The Gallow Gate, Glasgow for which they commissioned DJ and promoter Sarra Wild (OH141) to design a sound work; and Shft+Ctrl+Save, a collaboration with artist Isaac Kariuki, Meta Gallery (North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art), Miami, US (2015).

Group exhibitions include Things, as part of the Very Friendly programme, curated by withfc, 6 Dixon St, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Rum Retort, Tobacco Warehouse, Greenock, Scotland (2016); and Visions of the Future: Women, Autonomy and Publishing, Islamic Human Rights Commission, London, England (2015). Camara has been featured in the Skinny Magazine, Dazed Digital, Diaspora Drama Zine and The Coalition zine; whilst also contributing to HELLO DESIGNATE HOPE, Adam Lewis Jacob & Elizabeth Murphy (2017) and Babaloose Book, Lewis Prosser (2015).

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