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Photograph by Kofi Paintsil

Costume, fashion and the creation of character – in conversation with Zinzi Minott

A Q&A with artist, Zinzi Minott.

Zinzi will talk about her practice which explores the relationship between bodies and politics. Moving between film, sound, sculpture, prints, performance and object based work, she seeks to disrupt lineages and employs the glitch as a tool to provoke critical reflections of Black Queer life. 


Zinzi Minott explores cultures around film, sound, sculpture and movement, with a specific interest in Black Sonic production, bass, mixing, remixing, vibration and dark space. She is interested in the temporary building and dismantling of communities which occur in rave spaces,performances,and theaters and what this can teach us about contemporary communities and life. She is also interested in telling Caribbean stories, highlighting the histories of those enslaved during The Atlantic Slave Trade, the resulting migration of The Windrush Generation to the UK and its links to contemporary life.

She is a Laban alumnus, the first  artist trained in dance to be Artist in residence at both Serpentine Gallery (London, UK, 2018) and Tate (London, UK, 2017). She was artist in residence at La Becque 2023, shortlisted for the 9th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women (2023). She was recently nominated for the Live Art award – Shortlist LIVE! 2022 (Finland), received The Continuous commission for 2020-2022 (UK) ,The Jerwood Live Work Award in 2020 (UK), and won The Adrian Howells Award for 2019/2020 (UK).

Her work has shown at Tate, Baltic, Spike Island, Somerset House, V&A and Wellcome Collection and internationally at Artist Space (USA), Tropenmuseum(AMS),Caribbean Film Festival (USA &TT), Kunsthall (NL), Austland (GER) amongst others.




Wed, 12th - Wed, 12th Jun 2024


19:00 - 20:00





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