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Curator

Amanprit Sandhu

  • CountryUnited Kingdom

About

Amanprit Sandhu is an independent curator who completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2001 and then an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2011. Her curatorial interests lie in performance-based practices and commissions based outside the gallery. Sandhu works with creative practitioners whose artworks lie at the intersection of art, design, politics and technology and her other interests include the rise of alternative art spaces in South Asia and also the role of artist communities and activists in the regeneration of post-industrial Western cities.

Alongside Daniella Rose King and Morgan Quaintance, Sandhu co-founded the curatorial collective DAM Projects, whose ethos is inclusivity and anti-elitism and which uses temporary exhibitions and events to support emerging, underexposed and unorthodox artists, art scenes, discourses and debates. She is a Project Curator at Art on the Underground; she curated the performance programme for both Art 13 and Art 14 London art fairs; and she produced a series of commissions for the 2014 Folkestone Triennial. Prior to this she was Project Manager for Frieze Foundation and Assistant Curator at the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art. Her exhibitions include: ‘Art & Writing’, Wysing Arts Centre, Wysing, Cambridgeshire, 2010; ‘Protect Me from What I Want’, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2010; ‘Contort Yourself’, ACME Project Space, London, 2010; and ‘Nothing Works’, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 2008.

In 2017, Sandhu took part in a series of conversations between artists and curators organised by Iniva and held at the Stuart Hall Library. The dialogue – between Sandhu and artist Rehana Zaman – considered the role of dissent. Taking socio-political arts and cultural movements of the ’70s and ‘80s as a springboard for exploring strategies of disagreement, they considered the issues surrounding performing politics in public spaces and the tensions that can emerge when working collaboratively.

Sandhu is based in London.

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