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Taisha Paggett Artist Talk

Join us for a conversation with interdisciplinary dance artist Taisha Paggett.  

Paggett’s work contemplates and interrupts fixed histories of Black and queer embodiment, desire, placemaking, possibility and survival. Her new exhibition at Remai Modern, soliloquy for a horizon, is part of an ongoing examination of Black survival and relational land practices across Turtle Island (US and Canada). The exhibition is Paggett’s first project on the Canadian prairies and draws on the history of the Shiloh People, a community who strategically fled the U.S. to forge Saskatchewan’s first Black settlement in 1910.   

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.



September 7 at 2:00PM

About the artist

Born and raised in Fresno, California, Paggett’s individual and collaborative works re-articulate and collide specific western choreographic practices with the politics of daily life. As a dancer, Paggett has performed, toured with and made significant creative contributions to many choreographers, artists and performance projects. Her practice and research have been supported by the MAP Fund, the National Performance Network, and University of California Institute for Research in the Arts and residencies at the Headlands (Sausalito, CA), UBC Okanagan’s Summer Indigenous Studies program; and Basis Voor Actuel Kunst (Utrecht, NL).  

Paggett’s work has been presented at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles); Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia); DiverseWorks (Houston); the Whitney Museum (New York); Studio Museum in Harlem (New York); Danspace at St Mark’s Church (New York); Defibrillator (Chicago); Gallery TPW (Toronto); and the Audain Gallery (Vancouver), amongst other venues. From 2005-13 Paggett co-instigated the LA-based dance project and discursive platform, itch. Paggett has received several awards including the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Merce Cunningham Award in 2019.