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In Conversation: Tanoa Sasraku and Rosalind Nashashibi

In Conversation: Tanoa Sasraku and Rosalind Nashashibi

(L) Tanoa Sasraku, credit Adama Jalloh (R) Rosalind Nashashibi



Exhibiting artist Tanoa Sasraku is joined in conversation by artist Rosalind Nashashibi to discuss Sasraku’s solo exhibition Terratypes and its broader themes, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This in-person event will be recorded and available to re-watch on Spike Island’s YouTube Channel.


Tanoa Sasraku (b. 1995, Plymouth, based in London, UK) graduated from Goldsmiths College (2018) and is currently studying at the Royal Academy Schools. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Testament, Goldsmiths CCA, London (2022); A Tower to Say Goodbye, presented by General Release at the Chelsea Sorting Office (2021); Recession Grimace, Klosterruine, Berlin; Tanoa Sasraku: O’Pierrot, LUX Moving Image, London (both 2020); Resist: be modern (again), John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Nashashibi / Skaer – Thinking through other artists, Tate St Ives (both 2019). Her moving image works have been screened at the BFI Southbank, as part of the 18th London Short Film Festival (2021); Selected X, VideoClub online and touring (2020); Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed (2019). In 2021 she was awarded the Arts Foundation Futures Award for Visual Arts.


Rosalind Nashashibi is a London-based artist working in film and painting. Her films use both documentary and speculative languages, where observations from her own life and the world around her are merged with paintings, fictional or sci-fi elements; often to propose models of collective living. Her paintings likewise operate on another level of subjective experience, they frame arenas or pools of potential where people or animals may appear, often sharing the picture plane with their own context of signs and apparitions that hint at their position vis a vis the artist.

Nashashibi has showed in Documenta 14, Manifesta 7, the Nordic Triennial, and Sharjah X, She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2017 and won Beck’s Futures prize in 2003. She represented Scotland in the 52nd Venice Biennial. Most recent solo shows include Vienna Secession, CAAC Seville, Chicago Art Institute and Kunstinstuut Melly, Rotterdam. She was National Gallery artist in residence 2020.

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