Ayesha Tan Jones

Artist, Musician, Founder of Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club

  • Leah Buckman
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About me

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, enthral and induce audiences to think more sustainably and ethnically. Traversing pop music, sculpture, alter-egos, digital image and video work, Ayesha sanctifies these mediums as tool's in their craft. Ayesha is the 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 magical/medicinal herbalism to create a holistic approach to self defence. Through community ritual and collective healing, the energy created at SSFC is powerful and creative . ​ In June 2016, Ayesha was awarded the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s graduate residency award, giving them space and materials to research and make work on the grounds. This culminated with a show in March 2017.

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Skills

  • Art
  • Art Performance
  • Musician
  • Opera
  • Filmmaking
  • Sculpture

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  • ODD

    ODD

    • Marketing
  • Innocent

    Innocent

    • Sales & Client Services
  • Kyra TV

    Kyra TV

    • Digital Media
  • Here Design

    Here Design

    • Graphic Design

Education

Currently

(hons) BA Fine Art

Central Saint Martins

Oct 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1st class Honours

Awards

2016

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Graduate Residency award

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  • Ayesha became the first BA graduate to receive the award, giving them a months residency at YSP culminating in a two day open studio show in the boat house.