Tamika Galanis (The Bahamas/USA) is a documentarian and multimedia visual artist. Her work examines the complexities of living in a place shrouded in tourism’s ideal during the age of climate concerns. Emphasising the importance of Bahamian cultural identity for cultural preservation, Tamika documents aspects of Bahamian life not curated for tourist consumption to intervene in the historical archive. Tamika’s photography-based practice includes traditional documentary work and new media abstractions of written, oral, and archival histories.

While in residence at Delfina Foundation, Tamika will be mining local archival collections for photos of the colonial Bahamas along with documentation leading up to emancipation. This research will support her commission to create a design for one of the globe sculptures forming part of the The World Reimagined’s public art education project, examining the impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Tamika’s work has been exhibited in The Bahamas, the United States, Europe, and throughout the Caribbean, with film screenings including the Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, The Bahamas International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, BlackStar Film Festival, L.A. Film Forum, MOCA Los Angeles, Hong Gah Museum in Taipei, and the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival.

Tamika splits her time between The Bahamas and the USA.

In partnership with

The World Reimagined

With support from

Arts Council England


Spring 2022

Artist’s website



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