Shiraz Bayjoo

is a Mauritian artist based between London and Mauritius. His practice explores the social, political and historical conditions integral to Mauritian cultural identity and the wider Indian Ocean region. His practice considers the formation of collective identity and nationhood through the entangled legacies of European colonialism, and their relationships to slavery and indentured labour. Bayjoo studied at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and was an artist in residence at Whitechapel Gallery during 2011. He has exhibited at Tate Britain and Institute of International Visual Arts, London; 14th Biennale of Sharjah; 13th Biennale of Dakar; 21st Biennale of Sydney; and is a recipient of the Gasworks Fellowship and the Arts Council of England. His work is represented in public and private collections both in Europe and Asia. Bayjoo is a founding member of the artist collective The Working Collection with Brook Andrew and Rushdi Anwar.