Derica Shields


Reading: Radical Poetry Reading curated by Charles Theonia, Brooklyn Rail

Reading: Sowing Seeds on the occasion of Shenece Oretha’s Ah So It Go, Ah No So It Go, Go So!, Cubitt Artists, London



Reading: “Cleave to the Black, Transcript of a Lecture in Three Parts” on the occasion of Cameron Rowland’s 3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 73, ICA, London

Reading: Launch of Hamishi Farah’s Airport Love Theme, Book Works x PEER, London


Reading: on the occasion of Languid Hands’ Towards a Black Testimony, Jerwood Gallery, London

Conversation: w/ Deborah Findlater on the occasion of her show Sacred Space at Cubitt Artists, 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 (1995) & an entirely sincere, comprehensive and essential step by step guide to creating a film: the black london edition (2018), Triple Canopy x BAM, New York 

Reading & conversation: w/ Hannah Black, on the occasion of her show Beginning, End, None, Performance Space, New York


Presentation: Technologies of Certain Bodies, Research Center for Material Culture, Amsterdam

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

Panelist: How to Publish for a Revolution: Black Publishing Then & Now with Thick/er Black Lines, Somerset House, London

Moderator: panel with Joy Gregory, Rhea Dillon, Ronan McKenzie & Liz Johnson Artur, I’m Home, London


Interview: Filthy Mouth, Dirty Politics radio, Read My World Festival, Amsterdam

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

Conversation: w/ Hudda Khaireh on the occasion of Hannah Black’s “Some Context”, Chisenhale Gallery, London

Reading: “Notes towards Black failure”, Out of Stories: Poetry, Politics & Praxis, Hunter College Art Galleries, NY


Presentation: “Black Flora”, 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, Manila Institute, NY


Presentation: “Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s Online Afterlives”, Light Work, NY

Interview: X-ing the Black Atlantic by Lonely Londoners, Photofusion, London

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

Panelist: Exploring Afrofuturism, BAM, NY


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

Presentation: “Black Women Cyborgs in 1990s Music Videos”, Rhizome x ICA, Frieze Art Fair, London

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


Panelist: Contemporary Colonialisms, Digital Desperados x Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

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