Full length portrait of Taymah Armatrading holding up peace signs with both hands.

Taymah Armatrading

Taymah Armatrading is a Caribbean-Canadian artist and recent graduate with a BFA from the Integrated Media program at OCAD University. Growing up Black, trans, and queer in Toronto, much of their history has been obfuscated systemically, and they struggled to find place in a landscape that worked tirelessly to maintain their exclusion. This formed the framework of Taymah’s practice, which is focused on reclaiming colonial spaces and reinstating power to silenced politically and socially marginalized bodies. This focus is explored through the documentation and investigation of black, queer, and trans identities, with research taking form as documentaries, interviews, exhibitions, and community engagements.