Thulani Rachia

Thulani Rachai artwork
ixwa blue, 2021, video still

Thulani Rachia is an artist, director and educator. His creative practice integrates the fields of architecture, design, performing and visual arts. Informed by his upbringing in Johannesburg South Africa, his work contemplates socio-spatial relations constructed by history and the built environment. Rachia is based in Glasgow.


Rachia was the recipient of the Artsadmin BANNER Award 2018 and a committee member at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2017–19). Recent projects include: of sugar and Bones, Artist Moving Image Festival, Tramway T1, Glasgow (2021); obuyile, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh (2021); RE: Handle with Care, West Graham Street, Jack Arts, Glasgow (2021); ixwa blue, Fringe of Colour Film, Edinburgh (2021); wathint'abafazi wathint' imbokodo (Re: Handle with care) House For An Art Lover, Glasgow International Art Festival, Glasgow (2021); I dream of this place They built for Us, 01.01 Art Platform, SP-Arte, Sao Paulo (2020); of sugar and Bones, Civic Room, Glasgow (2019); of Life and Death Residency, Cachoiera (2019); Walking Through the Shadows Eyes Open, Subsolo Art Laboratory, Sao Paulo (2019); TEXT_ILE, Toynbee Studios, London.