BLACK TRANS LOVE FOR MY SISTERS, 2021
Unique print for the Art in Flux Archive Collection
50 x 40 cm
About the artist:
https://www.daniellebrathwaiteshirley.com/ | @ladydangfua
(b. 1995; lives and works in Berlin, Germany)
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working in animation, sound, performance, and video games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people and intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record the “History of Trans people both living and past,” their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future. Throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from the archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive their existence, but to record the many creative narratives they have used and continue to use to share their experiences. In 2022, Brathwaite-Shirley produced a solo performance work at alongside the Serpentine, London. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Skanes Konstforening , Sweeden(2022) Arebyte gallery, London(2021) Quad, Derby(2021) Focal Point Gallery, London (2020); Science Gallery, London (2020). She has also been included in group exhibitions at Julia Stoscheck Collection (2022), ANKA KULTYS GALLERY (2022) Transmediale Berlin (2021) Alright Knox, New York(2021) MU ,Eindhoven(2020)Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland (2019); Copeland Gallery, London (2019); and Barbican, London (2018).