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Riana Head-Toussaint is an interdisciplinary crip/disabled artist of Afro-Caribbean heritage. She frequently straddles multiple roles across her projects; employing choreography, performance, film, sound design and immersive installation to create works that interrogate entrenched systems, structures and ways of thinking; and advocate for social change. Her practice sits at the intersection of creative expression, activism, cultural exchange and disability justice, and is deeply informed by her movement language and embodied-experience as a wheelchair-user, and her training as a legal practitioner.

Riana's practice also involves significant, broader curatorial/space-making projects, aimed at increasing creative opportunities and fostering connection between traditionally sidelined and marginalised communities. She is the founder of ‘Headquarters’ dedicated, disability-led digital space, and CRIP RAVE THEORY, a club night outside the club fostering more intersectionally-accessible rave spaces. She is a DJ (Aquenta) and Solicitor, and has worked in various investigative, policymaking and executive/research positions at the Australian Human Rights Commission and beyond.  

Her work has exhibited widely across so-called Australia and virtual spaces, and she has hosted and participated in numerous talks, workshops and panels surrounding art, culture and disability.  

Riana currently lives and works on unceded Darug and Gadigal Country.