Riana Head-Toussaint

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Black and white headshot of a young woman with an asymmetrical bob. She has brown skin and a serious expression.Riana Head-Toussaint is an interdisciplinary disabled artist, who uses a manual wheelchair for mobility. Her work often crosses traditional artform boundaries, and exists in online and offline spaces. Most often, she employs choreography, performance and video/film to create works that interrogate entrenched systems, structures and ways of thinking; and advocate for social change. The enduring concerns across her works are agency, representation, the limits of empathy, and how these impact people across different marginalised intersections. Her work is deeply informed by her experiences as a disabled woman of Afro-Caribbean heritage, and her training as a legal practitioner.

As well as being an artist, Riana is a qualified Solicitor, Access Consultant and curator/space-maker. She is the founder of Headquarters: a dedicated, disability-led digital space, focused on centering and celebrating disabled creatives (which is currently under construction). She lives and works on the unceded lands of the Eora Nation.

Headquarters instagram: @enter_headquarters

Headquarters facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enter.headquarters

 

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