Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (b. 1995) works predominantly in animation, sound, performance and video games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Her practice focuses on intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories and build an ongoing archive of erased Trans lives for the past, present and future. The expansive thematics of Brathwaite-Shirley’s practice include digital real-estate, archiving and the exclusion and subjugation of Black and Brown Trans bodies in digital space. 

Brathwaite-Shirley holds a BA from the Slade School of Fine Art (2019).

Brathwaite-Shirley’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions and performances at institutions including Villa Arson, Nice (2023); Fact, Liverpool (2022); David Kordansky, Los Angeles (2022); Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2022); Skänes konstförening, Malmö (2022); Serpentine, London (2022); Arebyte Gallery, London (2021); QUAD, Derby (2021); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (2021); Tate Modern, London (2020); Focal Point Gallery, London (2020); Science Gallery, London (2020); MU Hybrid Art House, London (2020). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions including Julia Stoschek Foundation, Berlin (2022); Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich (2019); Les Urbaines, Lausanne (2019); and Barbican, London (2018).

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