Emii Alrai works primarily in sculpture and installation. She conceives large-scale realms relating to archaeological research and the natural environments of excavated objects. Weaving together social memory, oral histories, inherited nostalgia and language, her practice questions the rigidity of Empire, and the power of hierarchy and history. Recent solo exhibitions include Reverse Defence, Workplace Foundation, Newcastle, 2022; A Core of Scar, The Hepworth, Wakefield, as part of the Future Collect Commission, 2022; and Passing of the Lilies, Jerwood Arts, London, 2021. Emii lives and works in Leeds, UK.

The Courtship of Giants, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2022
Thanks to Arts Council England and The Henry Moore Foundation
Image credit: Stuart Whipps

Passing of the Lilies, Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Arts, London

19 May - 17 July 2021

Ecdysis, Staffordshire Studios, London, 2021
Curated by Hannah Rowan
Group Show with Hannah Rowan, Eve Tagny, Paloma Proudfoot, Anousha Payne, Charlotte Edey, May Hands, Nora Aurrekoetxtea

Reverse Defence, Workplace Foundation, Newcastle 2022
Image credit: Matt Denham