Derica Shields
writer & researcher



Reading: Jerwood Lates x Languid Hands, Towards a Black Testimony with Christopher Kirubi, Chloe Filani and Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley

In conversation with Deborah Findlater on the occassion of her solo show Sacred Space at Cubitt Arts, London

Programmer + Intro: screening of Douvan Jou Ka Levé dir. Gessica Généus, followed by panel with Pavan Bivigou, Kareem Reid & Alinta Sara, South by South at South London Gallery, London

Moderator: post-screening panel with Liz Johnson Artur, Adam Farah, Deborah Findlater & Josiane Pozi, South London Gallery x Peckhamplex, London 

Introduction: Welcome II the Terrordome, part of Triple Canopy’s film series On ResentmentBAM, New York  

Reading and conversation with Hannah Black for Beginning, End, None, Performance Space, New York


Moderator: artist converstaion with Joy Gregory, Rhea Dillon, Ronan McKenzie & Liz Johnson Artur, Blank 100, London

Co-facilitator with Thick/er Black Lines: “Learning to Resist: Black Women and Education,” for Heart of the Race reading group, Tate Exchange, London

Panelist: How to Publish for a Revolution: Black Publishing Then & Now, Somerset House, London

Talk: Technologies of Certain Bodies, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam


Interviewed for Filthy Mouth, Dirty Politics radio, Read My World Festival, Amsterdam

A Conversation with Hudda Khaireh for Hannah Black’s Some Context, Chisenhale Gallery, London

Reading: Out of Stories: Poetry, Politics & Praxis, Hunter College Art Galleries, NY

“Black Fashioning/Dancehall Futures,” Side Room, Amsterdam


Presentation: “Black Flora,” for Technology Now: Blackness on the Internet, ICA, London

Panelist: Presence & Erasure in Contemporary Black Writing,
The New School, NY

Reading: An evening of readings, screenings & potions with Hannah Black, Jack Gross, Sondra Perry and Jesse Darling,
Manila Institute, NY


Interviewed for exhibition by Lonely Londoners (Rianna Jade Parker and Kareem Reid), X-ing the Black Atlantic, Photofusion, London

Panelist, Afrofuturism: Narrative as Technology, New School, NY

Panelist, Exploring Afrofuturism, BAM, NY


Presentation: “Black Women Cyborgs in 1990s Music Videos,” Rhizome & ICA, London

Presentation: “Face Me, I Face You,” The New Inquiry’s live June Issue, The Kitchen, NY

Panelist: Beauty and the Beat, London College of Communication, London


Panelist: Contemporary Colonialisms, CCA, Glasgow

Moderator: “African Filmmaking in the Digital Era” New York African Film Festival, NY