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camara taylor is an artist and - - - living in Glasgow. They tend to make still and moving images, texts, events and installations that act as moments of stasis in an enduring unravelling of— Currently, they are interested in images, objects, happenings and rumour that have, have failed to, or might just, attend to or refuse particular constructions of land/scape and the conditions of and for black life in (and so necessarily outwith) Scotland.




contact: camarataylorbushell[at]gmail[dot]com
 


  SOLO/DUO  EXHIBITIONS

  2022     backwash, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, SCT   
  2021     a rant! a reel!, Cubitt Gallery, London, ENG   
  2021     slow breath, w/ Meera Shakti Osborne & Rene Francis-McBrearty, NewBridge  Project, Gateshead, ENG   
  2019     something vague and irrational, w/ Sulaïman Majali, Celine Gallery, Glasgow, SCT  
  2017     Flourish, The Gallow Gate, Glasgow, SCT   
  2015     Shft+Ctrl+Save, w/ Isaac Kariuki, Meta Gallery, North Miami Museum of Contemporary  Art, Miami, US  


  GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
  2022      When bodies whisper, Timespan, Helmsdale, SCT
  2021      What happens to desire…, Edinburgh Art Festival 2021 cur. Tako Taal [online]   
  2020      Domestic Bliss, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, SCT  
  2018      queer times school, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, SCT   
  2018      Road Maps, (Supported by Glasgow International 2018) CCA Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow, SCT  
  2016      Rum Retort, cur. Mother Tongue Tobacco Warehouse, Greenock, SCT  


  SCREENINGS  
  2021      suspiration!, Market Gallery, Glasgow, SCT  
  2021      repeated apparitions, Horse Hospital, London, ENG   
  2021      GIVE BIRTH TO ME TOMORROW | Part 6, Artist Moving Image Festival, LUX Scotland [online]  
  2021      Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, 17th Edition, Berwick-upon-tweed, ENG   
  2018      Heiroglyphics of the Flesh, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, BS  
  2018      Flutter, Artspace Arcadia Gallery, Coventry, ENG   
  2017      Afro Scots, Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art & Edinburgh College of Art, SCT  
  2017      This can only be thought of a monologue within a dialogue, ECA, Edinburgh, SCT   
  2017      AfroScots, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, CA  


  RESIDENCIES / PROGRAMMES  
  2020/22  Satellites, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, SCT  
  2021       Experimental Film & Moving Image Residency, Cove Park, Cove, SCT   
  2020       Studio Projects Residency, Market Gallery, Glasgow, SCT  
  2019       Curatorial Directions, MAC Belfast, NIR   
  2019       Starter Residency, National Theatre of Scotland (supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation), SCT  
  2017/18  Constellations, UP Projects &  Flat Time House (FTHo), London, ENG  
  2017       MANY Studios, Glasgow, SCT  
  2015       Fresh Milk, Walkers Dairy, BB  


  TALKS
  2022       Significant Others: Maud Sulter in Relation, Glasgow Women’s Library, SCT
  2021       Artists’ in Conversation - What happens to desire…, Edinburgh Art Festival [online]
  2021       The Conch, South London Gallery, ENG
  2021       Miles Greenwood, SoFA Friday Event, The Glasgow School of Art, SCT
  2019       where did we land w/ Rabz Lansiquot, SQIFF 2019, Glasgow, SCT 
  2019       Backend x Transmission w/ Alex Sarkisian & Tako Taal, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
  2018       Visiting Artist Lecture, Newcastle University, Newcastle, England  
  2018       Artist in the gig economy, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
  2018       After Dark, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  2018       Ground Zine Panel, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  2018       Transmission Talk + Q&A, with Alex Sarkisian & Andrew Black, Glasgow Zine Fest, CCA Glasgow, SCT
  2018       Talk See Photography: Refusal and other essential strategies, CCA Glagow, Glasgow, SCT
  2016       Self Generated Activity and Artist Led Spaces, UKYA Festival, Derby, ENG
  2016       Lotic - Q&A and Kitchen Table Discussion, Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow, Scotland
  2015       Navigating Art and Social Practice, Barbados Community College, Bridgetown, BB
 

  AWARDS  
  2021       Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival New Cinema Award  
  2021       Creative Scotland, Sustaining Creative Development Fund  
  2020       Second Life Grant, Edwin Morgan Trust  
  2019       Andrew Grant Scholarship
  2017       Glasgow Visual Artist & Maker Award  


  WRITING / RESPONSES / PRESS
  2022       SAMRA MAYANJA: LETTER TO THE SHOW
  2021       review of a rant! a reel! by The White Pube online  
  2021       A SERIES OF ESCAPES OF AIR, Saoirse Amira Anise pub. The Newbridge Project
  2021       a many voiced argument with life, Market Gallery, Glasgow (Supported by GI2021) 
  2021       The Conch #21 w/ OLAMIJU FAJEMISIN, SAMRA MAYANJA & CAMARA TAYLOR pub. online
  2021       Exploring EAF’s Associate Artist Programme, Adam Benmakhlouf, The Skinny
  2020       On the cold, MAP Magazine online
  2019       Reflections in Crypto - Knitting - Circles Zine, SWAP Market 
  2017       Camara Taylor on their new exhibition Flourish, Adam Benmahklouf, The Skinny
  2015       For Father False in ‘The Babaloose Book’ First Edition, Lewis Prosser 
  2015       How a new wave of POC artists are challenging Britishness, Zing Tsjeng, Dazed Digital
  2014/15  Motherlands Zine | founder/editor


  TEACHING/WORKSHOPS  
  2021/22  Academic Tutor, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, SCT  
  2018       Visiting Fine Art Lecturer, Newcastle University, ENG  
  2018       Glasgow School of Art PocSOC  
  2016       Fire the Canon, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
  2015       Visiting Artist, Barbados Community College, Bridgetown, BB
  2015       Operation Legacy: Approaching 50 Years Since Independence, Barbados Community College, Barbados
 




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