Artist, Photographer and Peformer
wani toaishara is a multidisciplinary artist, photographer, and performer working across photography, installation, and avant-garde video art.
His practice is exploring ideas concerning African Indigeneity, Statelessness, and climate change, as well as interrogates the effects of dislocation for those on the margins of movements and dialogues. wani has also initiated and been involved in various mutual aid projects across the west and southeast suburbs of Melbourne, serving Black and other multiply marginalized communities.
The artist has exhibited and performed at Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, Blak Dot Gallery, Wyndham Art Gallery, Arts House, Malthouse Theatre, and National Gallery Victoria, among other spaces. He has also received numerous awards and fellowships including a Green Room award, Arts House Evolution Award, Wyndham Art Prize, Darebin Art Prize, and most notably the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography award.