Samiir Saunders (b. 1996 - he/they) is a queer, Black, mixed-media poet based in Birmingham, UK. Their work consists of digital poetry, spoken word, experimental hip-hop, and poetry films.
Samiir’s artworks examine the tension between a desire to communicate authentically and the limitations of digital technology (and indeed, of language itself). He explores how the internet’s seemingly unlimited pool of information sits within a wider context of capitalism, post-colonialism, and the various erasures therein, whilst also finding a space for playfulness and the acceptance of ambiguity.
Samiir’s work has featured at galleries, festivals, and online spaces, including: Arcadia Gallery, Vivid Projects, The Joyous Thing II, SHOUT Festival, Fat Out Fest, no barking aRt Gallery, Channel 4 Random Acts, Eastside Projects, flat 8 Gallery, Supernormal Festival, and Birmingham Open Media.