Permindar Kaur – interview with Hettie Judah, Sept 16 2022, Studio International
“It’s hard to get a balance in the work: an equal amount of threat and an equal amount of softness’. The sculptor talks to us about her playful use of the domestic realm to explore feelings of belonging and cultural identity.
More info: Studio International

Breaking The Mould – Study Day
On Saturday 4 December 2021, in collaboration with Arts Council Collection, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham hosted an informal and engaging day of presentations and discussion to shed light on the important contribution made by women to the field of modern and contemporary British sculpture.
See Permindar discuss her work at 4:18:00 mins.
More info: Arts Council Collection

Permindar Kaur – Bunker Talks #90
Friday 14th Jan 2022. The Performance Research Cluster at Manchester School of Art invite artists and researchers to talk about who they are and what they do. A space for critical encounters, presentations, provocation and dialogue, Bunker Talks are linked by a line of enquiry into geo-political, ecological or economic concerns. In the COVID-19 crisis, they have moved online to explore how artists, writers, curators and researchers continue to make and share their work.
More info: Manchester School of Art

Permindar Kaur in conversation (excerpt) with Nadia Thondrayen
This conversation on 2nd Sept 2021 is an excerpt of an ‘Artist In Conversation Event’ with artist Permindar Kaur and Alia Syed, chaired by Nadia Thondrayen, Exhibitions Curator at John Hansard Gallery. John Hansard Gallery would like to thank IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art for support through their Harald Szeemann Grants.
To view the full conversation visit

Artist Permindar Kaur in conversation with Eddie Chambers, March 9th, 2021 for Djanogly Gallery. Nottingham-born artist Permindar Kaur, who’s solo exhibition Hiding Out  was displayed in the Djanogly Gallery in 2014, joined us for an interview with art historian and curator Eddie Chambers. Chambers quizzes Kaur about her thirty or so years as a practicing artist and how she found her voice among Black and Asian artists in the 1990s identity politics-dominated art scene.
Interview starts at 1:46 – Djanogly Gallery



Permindar Kaur | Now & Then, Here & There | BAM London Conference 6-8 October 2016 Chelsea College of Arts, Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain. Permindar Kaur presents a paper on Day 2 of the BAM conference.
More info – Black Art & Modernism London Conference

Fine Art Talks, Feb 28th 2024. British School at Rome online talk. The BSR is pleased to present the second event of the FA Talks series. 
British School at Rome – youtube

Weaving Cultural and Personal Memory: Academic Symposium, April 28 2022. The Women’s Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Keynote speeches by Ann Coxon: Curator, International Art at Tate Modern and Permindar Kaur: Artist in What Lies Beneath: Women, Politics, Textiles. See Permindar discuss her work at 1.06.43.
Watch here: Weaving Cultural and Personal Memory Session 3

Podcast – Sculpting Lives: Making Sculpture Public, 6 Dec 2021.
In this episode focusing on public sculpture Sculpting Lives is a podcast presented by Jo Baring  and Sarah Victoria Turner  visit Breaking the Mould Exhibition: Sculpture by Women Since 1945, organised by the Arts Council Collection in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park talk to the curator and some of the artists involved in this landmark display including Bianca Chu, Holly Hendry, Katie Cuddon and Natalia Rudd.
Listen here: Sculpting Lives

Interworlds: Transcultural Hybridity in Art Talk Series – March 7, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Slade School of Art, London. This talk focuses on the work of leading British South Asian women artists Jai Chuhan & Permindar Kaur,  Chaired by Jasmir Creed, PhD researcher, joined by Professor Sharon Morris, at the Slade.
Watch here: Slade Youtube

The Luminary Lecture Series at Liverpool School of Art & Design, Nov 24, 2021
Watch here: Liverpool John Moores University- Youtube

Artists in Conversation: Permindar Kaur, Alia Syed & Jasleen Kaur, 15 July 2021. Whilst there are overlaps amongst their interests, each artist takes their own unique stance on these subjects, with their respective use of material, imagery and artistic voice. This insightful talk will be chaired by Nadia Thondrayen, Exhibitions Curator at John Hansard Gallery. Watch here –  John Hansard Gallery/ Vimeo

Talk – Cold Comfort: 25th Anniversary, 23 July 2021.
Artist Permindar Kaur discusses her 1996 exhibition, Cold Comfort, with Rupi Dhillon, Ikon Research Assistant. Having exhibited at the British Art Show in 1995, Kaur’s first solo show set up a tension between the routine and the unfamiliar, the comforting and the alienating. The artist considers changes in her practice between then and now, specifically her current exhibition, Home (until 2 July 2021) at 5 Howick Place, London for HS Projects. Watch here – Ikon Gallery on Youtube