Soliana Habte lives and works in Los Angeles. Their interdisciplinary art practice spans across sculpture, video, photography, performance and painting. Their work attempts to disrupt conventional constructions of racialized and gendered bodies, and to contest the obligation of legibility systemically demanded from Black figures. This subversion is achieved through trickster mythology, which alchemizes the hypervisibilty and invisibility that politicized bodies face moving through the world into power.
Soliana uses color, sound, technology and aesthetics to manipulate and mediate perception. Their current body of work, TIME IS BLACK, is about using language and image to enhance our bodies' innate abilities to create and manipulate time, allowing us to time travel and to construct new worlds in current, future, and past dimensions.