Tamika Galanis is a visual artist and native of Nassau, Bahamas whose work addresses diasporic-disconnect by examining issues of home, culture, identity, and performance. Emphasizing the importance of Afro-Bahamian cultural identity for cultural preservation, her work documents the aspects of Bahamian life which are not curated for tourist consumption. These art works counter the widely held paradisiacal view of the Caribbean, the origins of which arose post-emancipation through a controlled, systematic visual framing and commodification of the tropics. Primarily a photographer, Galanis also creates multimedia art works through the use of video and 3D installation. She holds an MFA in experimental and documentary arts from Duke University.