SHAKAIAH PEREZ

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Shakaiah Perez is a multi-disciplinary artist from New Zealand of Afro-Polynesian descent who draws from her ethnic heritage, ancestral linkages and experiences as a woman of colour to create art.

Her work Exotic Savage: The Decolonisation, created in 2018 was shown in our last exhibition Mana Moana | Mana Wahine in May 2019.

Image by Crystal Te Moananui-Squares, Mana Moana | Mana Wahine, 2019.

Image by Crystal Te Moananui-Squares, Mana Moana | Mana Wahine, 2019.

Exotic Savage: The Decolonisation, Moving Image, 14:42min, 2019

This new multi-sensory artwork incorporates poetry, dance, film, installation and participatory performance art to weave together narratives of (de)colonialism while celebrating Perez’s layered heritage and the stories of those in her communities.

Created in collaboration with Nikki Shaill / Art Macabre and commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts.

For more information on Shakaiah Perez please visit: https://www.shakaiahperez.com/

To contact Shakaiah Perez: shakaiah@travellingfeather.com

Follow her on instagram; @travellingfeather