Shama Khanna is an independent curator, writer, and educator from London via Nairobi, where they were born. Khanna is committed to creating opportunities for marginalised artists and publics to practise and engage with the arts, as much as possible, on their own terms. Khanna curates Flatness which is a long running commissioning and sharing
platform – a website that showcases the work of a range of artists. The site gives space for artwork to be seen outside of the gallery space. West Midlands artists Hira Butt, Andreana Fatta, Navi Kaur, Shiyi Li, Farwa Moledina and Matías Serra Delmar, who were commissioned to make new work for this exhibition, will be featured on the Flatness homepage and archived within a contributor page. Through this collaboration there is an overlapping and intersecting in the physical spaces of the gallery and digitally online. Khanna has also written a critical research piece about the site looking at the ways in which, through deconstruction and disorder, it challenges the way audiences predominantly view and experience artwork within a white cube space. This text will be available to read online at flatness.eu.