Ashanti Harris, Presenting Les Ballets Negres, 2018


Ashanti Harris

Ashanti Harris (b. Georgetown, Guyana) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.  Ashanti Harris is a visual artist, teacher and researcher, working with dance, performance and installation. With a focus on recontextualising historical narratives, Harris’s work dissects epistemologies of mobilities - the movement of people, ideas and things and the wider social implications of these movements, specifically in relation to the diaspora of West Africa and the Caribbean. As part of her creative practice, she is a co-director for Project X – a creative education programme, platforming the dances of the African and Caribbean diaspora; and works collaboratively as part of the collective Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) – facilitating movement workshops, research groups and collaborative performances.

Solo shows include: The Skeleton of a Name, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, (2019); Second Site, Civic Room, Glasgow, (2019).

Group exhibitions include: Walking Through the Shadows Eyes Open, Studio Salgado, Sao Paolo, (2019); BLIP! as part of Annuale 2019, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, (2019); As of Yet, Many Studios, Glasgow (2019); Just Start Here, The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen (2019); Festival of the Not, Circa Projects, Newcastle (2019); Eastern Promise, Platform, Glasgow (2018). For more information visit: