Valerie Asiimwe Amani is a Tanzanian interdisciplinary artist and writer.
Her practice interrogates the ways in which body, language, and myth are used to situate (or isolate) the self within community; with works that bridge the political, domestic and intimate.
She has exhibited internationally including group shows in Lagos, Paris, Cape Town and Leipzig, and solo presentations in London and Dar es Salaam.
Recent group shows include Boundary Encounters, Modern Art Oxford; Mundane x Sacred x Profane, Sakhile&Me Frankfurt; and a solo performance, The Weight of Small Things, Hauser & Wirth London with art charity Hospital Rooms.
Amani was the recipient of the 2021 Ashmolean Museum Vivien Leigh Prize and The 2022 Ingram Prize. Her work has been featured in Art Monthly and Hyperallergic amongst others and she has given various institutional talks on contemporary African art including University of Edinburgh, Carleton University and The University of Johannesburg. She is Currently a PhD candidate at The Ruskin School of Art