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Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

British, born 1995

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (she/her/hers) works in animation, sound, performance, and video games. Her practice records the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining reality and fiction to create participatory work. In 2021 Brathwaite-Shirley was a resident artist at Wysing Arts Centre in South Cambridgeshire, UK. Her work has been shown at Science Gallery London, UK (2020); David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2020); and arebyte Gallery, London, UK (2021), among many others.

An aspect of Brathwaite-Shirley's work is also available on her website:

I decided to become an artist after seeing a lot of my friends kind of be forgotten
and a lot of my community kind of be erased from history, and part of me wanted to get into the habit of recording and archiving and remembering the Black trans community as a whole.

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (British, born 1995). WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT, 2020. Installation with online game for one player, gaming chair, two pink fluorescent lights, and two hanging vinyls. Installation at Science Gallery, London, England, 2020. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Felix Wilson.

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