The artists and exhibition will explore women's suffrage and what ‘the new suffragettes’ and women's activism looks like today in 2018 from the perspective of British BME (Black Minority Ethnic) women.
The group exhibition will display artworks by twenty-one British BME Women artists who have been invited to create artwork in response to the term ‘the new suffragettes’. The exhibition explores what intersectional feminism and activism look like in today’s Britain. These two identities, British and BME, are often seen as mutually exclusive, We Are Here UK: British BME Women aims to provide a platform for BME artists to explore their dual British identity and heritage. The artists taking part are a mix of established and emerging British BME women artists, including students and recent graduates.
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Mona Chalabi - Data Illustrator at The Guardian
Charlotte Edey - Illustrator and artist working across print, tapestry and ceramics who has worked with the BBC, Vogue, Liberty London and gal-dem amongst others.
Catherine M.A. – Illustrator for gal-dem.
Manjit Thapp – Illustrator behind ‘The Little Book of Feminist Saints’.
Lilian Nejatpour – Artist in residence at Somerset House Studios.
Shingi Rice AKA Blue Spit Photography is a photographer, stylist and creative director based in London.
Diana Tap - Writer, artist and activist, currently living in London.
Evar Hussayni - Kurdish Multi-Disciplinary Artist.
Jess Nash – Workshop facilitator, illustrator and co-founder of We Are Here: British BME Women.
Muslim Sisterhood – Photography collective founded by LSE alumni, championing and changing stereotypes of Muslim women in London.
Amy Leung – Illustrator based in Kent.
Aleesha Nandhra - Illustrator and printmaker who has worked with Buzzfeed Newsand Little White Lies Magazine amongst others.
Kim Thompson – Illustrator, Artist and Storyboard Artist based in the north west who has worked with Jigsaw and BBC Radio 4 amongst others.
Rahima Begum – London based Artist, Illustrator and Creative Consultant. Also the co-founder of an international human rights organisation and British Charity, RestlessBeing.
Erin Aniker – East London based Illustrator who has worked with Stylist Magazine, The Pool, Polyester Zine and Vice amongst others. She is also a co-founder of We Are Here: British BME Women.
Soumbul Qureshi - A graphic designer and illustrator based in Kent.
Romina Khanom - An artist whose work is rooted in the on-going explorations of Islamic art, the culture of the Middle East and Asia.
Saffa Khan - Freelance Illustrator & Printmaker, creating content on the themes of home, identity, race, culture, religion and mental health. Deconstructing and translating daily feelings, conversations & intimate thoughts into self-published printed matter.
Yasmin Falahat - Multi-disciplinary artist living and working in East London.
Hannah Buckman - gal-dem Illustrator living and working in London
Stephanie Handley - A recent illustration graduate from the University of Brighton