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©2022 Saziso Phiri

Saziso Phiri is a curator, creative producer and writer based in the UK and working globally. Saziso started off her career in the creative and arts sector during her late teens, training as and eventually working as a videographer and editor on music videos for local musicians in Nottingham, alongside event documentation for Nottingham City Council’s youth service.  She later worked as a fine art photographer and mixed media artist, having her work exhibited in a group show as well as working on a socially engaged project.

Having moved away from practising as an artist, Saziso is now dedicated to supporting other artists and realising the showing off the fruits of their craft, and the stories carried within their work. She works with and for galleries, cultural organisations and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

Her curatorial practice is driven by collaboration, and exploring new ways of curating and stimulating perceptive dialogues between artists and audiences through exhibitions and interventions.

Saziso is the founder of The Anti Gallery, a curation and artist development platform engaging art outside of formal art gallery environments, and has produced over 30 engagements since its launch in 2016, from exhibitions to film screenings, workshops, artist residencies, artist talks and performances, with a range of partners and collaborators including Rough Trade, Frequency Festival, Nottingham Contemporary, wallplay (New York), Broadway Cinema and Sadler’s Wells.

Her work has been featured in Art Review, The Guardian, Hypebeast and Black Blossoms.

Image credits (Clockwise)
1. Tom Morley (2022).
2. Tom Morley (2020)
3. Ego Ahaiwe (2021)