Ayesha Tan Jones
Ayesha (b. 1993) is the co-founder of Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club, a physical and meta-physical self defence class for women, non-binary people, and QTIPoC, combining Brazilian JuJitsu and herbalism to create a holistic approach to self defence, through community ritual and collective healing.
Selected recent commissions/exhibitions include: Serpentine Galleries, London (2019+2020) IMT Gallery, London (2019) Mimosa House, London (2018), ICA, London (2018-2020) Cell Project Space, London (2018) Gropius Bau, Berlin (2018) Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2016-17). Ayesha is represented by Harlesden High Street.
Ayesha’s work is a spiritual practice that seeks to fuse activism and art to present an alternative, queer, optimistic dystopia. They work through ritual, meditating through craft, and building forms from their dreams. Ayesha approaches activism through art, creating diverse, eco-conscious narratives that aim to connect, enthrall, and induce audiences to think more sustainably and ethically. Traversing pop music, sculpture, alter-egos, digital image, and video work, Ayesha sanctifies these mediums as tools in their craft.