Shane Solanki is an artist based in London. He creates stories which combine comedy, poetry, music and film. He enjoys working in a participatory way, facilitating others to tell their stories and creating environments which engender honesty, authenticity and vulnerability.
His career began with the record label Ninja Tune as in-house wordsmith. Simultaneously he was part of the Anokha collective, spearheaded by musician Talvin Singh. He has collaborated and performed with many world-renowned artists over the last twenty years, in fields spanning music, stand up comedy, spoken word, theatre and live art.
Recently, amongst UK residencies, he has completed residencies in India and Nigeria, visited China to research and develop ideas, released an album in collaboration with Mumbai-based electronic music producer Bandish Projekt, and written his first book of children’s poetry, Superheroines I Have Known And Loved (first edition was self-published and sold out). This book was developed alongside a performance which probed Shane’s desire to promote gender equality to men.
Shane is currently writing his first novel, the Miseducation of Luna Khan.