In June we invited Travis to perform at the private view of our Diversity Matters Exhibit which showcased over 10 artists works themed on diversity and race matters. And to continue the relationship established, they’ll be facilitating our Stonewall art participatory workshop exploring the theme #ByYourSide this coming Black History Month.CLICK HERE the blog post.
Travis Alabanza is a Black, transfemme performance artist and writer that works and survives in London. Their work uses live performance, with a combination of poetry, soundscape, projection and theatrics, to create confrontational art surrounding their experience of being Black and Trans and survival. Recently their one person show STORIES OF A QUEER BROWN MUDDY KID toured in Spring 2016 to Keble Arts Festival, Oxford Queer Week, Hackney Attic, Royal Vauxhall Tavern and selling out Housman’s bookstore to rave reviews.
This year their work has also been shown at the Tate Britain, Rich Mix London, Hamburg International Feminist Festival, as well as being published in Black and Gay In The UK, Black Girl Dangerous, Not Trans Enough, Beyond the Binary. As well as being the 2016/17 artist residence at the Tate, Alabanza also has toured giving talks and workshops with the National LGBT history month program to venues such as the V&A and Bristol Watershed. Outside of performing, alabanza is keen to discuss, then act, in ways that will centre the liberation queer and trans folk of colour, as well as avidly listening to Beyoncé.
Follow Travis on Facebook for more info on their performance gigs across the UK CLICK HERE