Jasleen Kaur is an artist from Glasgow, Scotland. Her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines diasporic identity and hierarchies of history, both colonial and personal. Moving between sculpture, video and writing, Kaur initiates work that enables her to make sense of what is out of view or withheld.Recent and upcoming commissions include Tramway, Glasgow, Wellcome Collection, Touchstones Rochdale, Glasgow Women’s Library, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Hollybush Gardens. Her work is part of the permanent collection of Arts Council, Touchstones Rochdale, Government Art Collection and Crafts Council.
Solo Shows and Commissions
2023Alter Altar—Tramway, Glasgow
2021Gut feelings, meri jaan —Touchstones Rochdale, RochdaleFlesh 'n' Blood—Humber Street Gallery, HullTranquility—Wellcome Collection, LondonBe Like Teflon—Copperfield Gallery, LondonWaterfronts—England's Creative Coast, Gravesend2018I Keep Telling Them These Stories—Market Gallery, Glasgow2016The Tending of Something— FCAC, Scotland
Group Exhibitions2023A Tall Order!—Rochdale Art Gallery, Rochdale2022 With tired backs and hearts with room for more: on care and value—Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden Beyond Homogeneity—Syker Vorwerk, Germany2021
The British Invasion—British Textile Biennial
Another Crossing—Fuller Craft Museum,Plymouth, MassachusettsFabric of Society—Glasgow International, GlasgowMaker's Eye—Crafts Council, London2020Recipes for Resistance—Ort Gallery, Birmingham Ethnoresidue—Tramway TV, Tramway, GlasgowGlade—Potager Garden, Falmouth
Captives of Habit, Deptford X, LondonGuiltee Pleasures, QT Collective, YorkFood: Bigger than the plate, Victoria & Albert Museum, LondonWomen hold up half the sky, billboard commission curated by Freya Dooley, Spit and Sawdust, Cardiff
Sky Art 50 Weekend—BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, GatesheadArtists Housing Prototype Show (curated by Eastside Projects)—Artcore, DerbyP is for Portrait—The Art House, Worcester2018This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things X—Eastside Projects, BirmighamWhere I Am Is Here—Hollybush Gardens, LondonCommon Third—Copperfield Gallery, LondonAPPAREL—Division of Labour, ManchesterThis Is Water—MIMA, MiddlesbroughCollecting Europe—Schauspiel Stuttgart, StuttgartAmbiguous Implements—Touchstones Rochdale, RochdaleBritish Summer Time (BST)—Copperfield Gallery, LondonSocial Event—Glasgow International, GlasgowThe Driver's Seat—Cubitt Gallery, LondonHeartbeat—Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale
2017Idea Home Show: A Room of Our Own—MIMA, MiddlesboroughBritish Ceramics Biennial— The Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-TrentYou're Surrounded by Me—Turf Projects, CroydonAmbiguous Implements—Roco Cooperative, SheffieldAgainst Landscape—Reid Gallery, GlasgowThe Learned Society of Extraordinary Objects—Somerset House, LondonSynthetic Landscapes—Weston Park, Meadow Arts, ShropshireHouses are really Bodies—Cubitt, LondonReportrait—Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, NottinghamProduction Show:Artists House—Eastside Projects, BirminghamF U G A Z I, Division of Labour, LondonThe Warli Project—Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, IndiaThe Warli Project— commissioned by A Fine Line, Maharashtra, IndiaFountain 17, Kingston Art Gallery, HullProduction Show:Building/Developing/Testing—Eastside Projects, BirminghamCollecting Europe—V&A Museum, LondonObjects of Transcendence—Watermans, London2016Crafting the Line—Commissioned by Art on the Underground, Victoria Line, LondonUKYA National Festival 2016—UK Young Artists Award, DerbyThe Thing With Maltasingh—Gallery S O, LondonFloor, Wall, Garage, Magazine Rack—Solo Show, Hantverk & Found, Margate100 for 100, Ben Uri: Past, Present & Future—Christie's, LondonJasleen Kaur at my mum's house—Sunridge Avenue Projects, Luton, LondonJerwood Makers Open 2015 Tour—Touchstones Rochdale, LancashireUnexpected—Ben Uri Gallery, LondonBaltic39 Figure Three—Baltic 39, Newcastle2015Friday Late, Made In India—Victoria & Albert Museum, LondonJerwood Makers Open 2015 Tour—Jerwood Space, London, The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Ruthin Craft Centre, WalesMigrations—curated by Jessica Hemmings, KANEKO Centre, Nebraska, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, ADspace, Sydney
2014A Place at the Table—curated by Alice Kettle, Pallant House Gallery, ChichesterSimplified Beauty—SCPLondon Future Room, Stories of a Shopkeeper—John Lewis 150 Years Exhibition, London
2013 Saplings—Pinakothek der Moderne, MunichFIX FIX FIX—curated by Glenn Adamson, Gallery SO, LondonThe Special Relationship—SCP, LondonCabinet of Curiosity—Dishoom Restaurant, London2012A Treasured Collection—V&A Museum of Childhood, London
2011 Object Abuse—KK Outlet, LondonBar Alto—Design Marketo, LondonSilver Where?—Gallery SO, LondonStreet Lights—Boucheron Jewellers in collaboration with Vogue, London
2010Sustain—Royal College of Art, LondonRCA SHOW—Royal College of Art, LondonWenn Helden Zittern—Pinakothek der Modern, MunichSchmuck 10—MunichLiving Treasures—Gallery YU, Tokyo
Awards and Residencies2021Paul Hamlyn Award 2021
2020Nominated for LUX 2020/21 Margaret Tait Award
2019Nominated for LUX 2019/20 Margaret Tait Award 2018Artist in residence, MIMASummer Residency at Primary, NottinghamJerwood Visual Artist Bursary 2017The Up AwardShortlisted for The Arts Foundation AwardThe Warli Project Residency2015Cove Park Funded ResidencyJerwood Makers Open 20152014Ipswich Museum Residency
Government Art CollectionTouchstones Rochdale, RochdaleCrafts Council, LondonRoyal College of Art, London
Publications and TextsFreedom Massi, ART WORK Magazine, Issue 2, 2021DOWSER Issue 3: Jugalbandi by Jasleen Kaur and Alia Syed, 2020Illustration Research Methods, Rachel Gannon and Mireille Faushon, 2021, ISBN: 9781350051430Dominic From Luton, 2017, ISBN 978-0-995762-90-9The Tending of Something, Solo Exhibition with FCA&C, Essay by Elinor Morgan, 2016Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today, Edited by Jessica Hemmings, 2014, ISBN: 9781472530936The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-1907342516LecturingChelsea College of Arts
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