Niya B

Niya B is a transfeminine artist working at the intersections of visual art and performance.

She uses video, soundscapes, text, voice-over, live image feed and live acts to explore themes related to ecology, posthumanism and post-identity (trans)gender politics.

Niya has exhibited and performed internationally and across the UK. Her most recent live show was at Late at Tate Britain in 2020, while in 2019 she performed in Unfix Festival in Glasgow, NEoN Festival in Dundee and Eco-futures, Womxn SRSLY and Disorders in London. Earlier this year, she presented her solo show ‘Ekdysis’ in Enclave Lab, London.

Niya is also the founder of Translucent, a performance event showcasing work by trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists.

Niya’s Jerwood Bursary will support a self-directed programme of online courses to gain an understanding of VR 360o filming and how it can be used to enhance her live art practice. It will also support research on other practitioners who use similar technologies and what she can learn from these practices.

Niya B, Collective Lover, Unfix, CCA Glasgow, 2019. Image: Brian Hartley