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).
For more information visit www.camarataylor.com.
Ewan Mitchell, Camara Taylor & Zoé Schreiber
Roadmaps brings together sound and lens-based works by Ewan Mitchell, Zoé Schreiber and Camara Taylor. The exhibition opens a space for reflection on the nexus of personal and collective memory.
Using found images and archival materials as springboards, the artists bring to the fore forgotten stories. They question the legacy of different chapters of history and the impact of contemporary power structures on society and individual lives.
Supported by Glasgow International.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 11am-6pm
Sat – Sun, 12 noon-6pm
Ajamu, Claire Heuchan, Nosheen Khwaja, Raju Rage, Kareem Reid & Camara Taylor
GoMA hosts six artists in conversation, paying homage to the TV series After Dark, a late-night discussion programme broadcast between 1987 and 1997. What kinds of conversations would artists have After Dark?
This event is part of Polygraphs, a group exhibition centred on Abstract, by Hito Steyerl, which explores truth, fiction and evidence in a complex world. After Dark plays with the museum institution, the public and the private and how our spaces are informed by the conversations within them.