You & Me, shown in Krishna, The Divine Lover 1998– Hayward National Touring exhibitions, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
Born 1965, Nottingham
1986 – 1989 B.A. Hons Fine Art, Sheffield City Polytechnic, Sheffield, UK
1990 – 1992 M.A Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2024: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
2023: The Room – Niru Ratnam Gallery, London
2023: Camouflage – Radley Mews, London and online exhibition, Jhaveri Contemporary
2022: Outgrown – The ArtHouse, Wakefield, UK *
2021: Art at Home – Curated by Kath & Company, Lion House, Twickenham, TW1 3DR, UK
2020/21: HOME – Curated by HS Projects, 5 Howick Place, London, UK*
2017: Black & Blue – New Art Projects, London, UK *
2016: Interlopers – UH Art & Design Gallery, University of Herfordshire, Hatfield, UK *
2014: Hiding Out – Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham,UK
2001: Photos of Simran – Galeria 44, Barcelona, Spain.
1999: Out of Breath – East London Gallery, Univeristy of East London, UK *
Untitled – Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery, Berwick, UK *
Comfort of Little Places – Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
1998: Comfort of Little Places – Fabrica, Brighton, UK
Independent Thoughts – Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK
1997: Secrets Must Circulate – Galeria Carles Poy, Barcelona, Spain
Fetish – Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
1996: Cold Comfort 1 – Ikon Gallery, Birmingham + UK tour*
Cold Comfort II – Mead Gallery, Coventry, UK *
Backspace – Curated by Stefania Bortolami at Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona, Spain
1995: Small Spaces – Galleri Isidor, Malmö, Sweden
1994: La Cambra Daurada –La Capella, Barcelona, Spain, (two person show with Carme Saumell)
1993: Red Earth – Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Regions & Growth – The British Council, Barcelona, Spain
Selected Group Shows
2023: If Not Now, When? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022 – The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK
2023: Art Dubai with Jhaveri Contemporary, Dubai
2023: Naissance/ Re-Naissance – curated by Hettie Judah, Unit London gallery for London Gallery Weekend (online)
2023: Frieze No. 9 Cork Street, London curated by Jhaveri Conetmporary accompanying Ali Kazim’s exhibition
2022: What Lies Beneath: Women, Politics, Textiles – Womens Art Collection, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
2021/23: Breaking The Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945 – Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield and UK tour to Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham; The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth and the Box, Plymouth; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; New Art Gallery, Walsall *
2021: RA Summer Show – Selected by Bob & Roberta Smith, Royal Academy, London, UK
2021: Ikon in the 90’s – Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
2020: MK Calling 2020 – MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
2019: NAE Open -Nottingham Art Exchange, Nottingham
2018: Animals & Us – Turner Contemporary, Margate
2018: Agency – The Artists Agency, Eagle Gallery, London
2018: Crossing Lines – F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, Ireland
2017: Tread Softly – Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
2016: Now for Tomorrow II – Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2015: Talking with Deptford – Deptford X Gallery, curated by Janette Parris, Deptford, London
2014: Bad Copy: Cardiff by Parris – Curated by Janette Parris for Museums at Night. Cardiff Story Museum, UK
2013: What’s Going On? – Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK as part of the rehang curated by Professor Raimi Gbadmasi.
2006: Revelation: Reflecting British Art in the Arts Council Collection – The Lowry, Manchester
2005: Spoilt rotten: Young Curators 2005 – Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, Wales *
2004: Changing Rooms – Wakefield Art Gallery, Wakefield, U.K.
2000: At Home with Art – An exhibition jointly organised by the Tate Gallery, London and National Touring Exhibitions, Hayward Gallery, London. Commissioned to design a product to sell in Homebase stores across the U.K.
2000: Through the Looking Glass – University of Essex, Colchester, UK
2000: See For Yourself – Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Peterborough, UK
2000: Don’t Worry – Chelsea & Westminister Hospital, London, UK Curated by Tamsin Dillon *
1999: Hot Air – Granship, Shizouka Arts Centre, Japan *
1998: Claustrophobia – Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and UK tour. *
Here to Stay – Arts Council Collection purchases, National Touring exhibitions, Plymouths Arts Centre and UK tour. *
Alice – Cornerhouse, Manchester
Alice – The Nunnery, London
Where I am – Galeria da Mitra, Lisbon as part of Caminho do Oriente, Expo ’98, Portugal *
1997: Flexible Co-existence – Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan*
Krishna, The Divine Lover – National Touring exhibitions, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
Las Ninas de Mis Ojos – Galerai Trajecto, Vitoria, Spain
Home Ideal – Therberton Street, London, UK. For Sale sign project organised by F.A.T (Fashion, Architecture, Taste)
Pictura Britannica, Art from Britain – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia*
Crosscurrents – University Museum of Ethnography, Oslo, Norway. *
Out of India – Queens Museum of Art, New York. *
Telling Tales – Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.
1996: Falling – Museu Salvador Viaseca, Reus, Spain. *
Transforming The Crown – Caribbean Cultural Centre, New York, USA
1995: The British Art Show 4 – Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff. *
Por al Buit/ Medio al vacio – Galeria Carles Poy, Barcelona, Spain
Veïns – Galeria Dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain.
1994: La Cambra Daurada , Arteleku, San Sebastian, Spain *
Panfletos de Agri-cultura, poster project organised by Transformadors, Barcelona
Escletxes – Espais, Girona, Spain
1992: BBC Billboard Art Project – Glasgow.
Narratives – Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
Invisible Cities – Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
BT New Contemporaries – Newlyn Orion Gallery, Penzance & UK tour *
Taking Flight – Leicester City Art Gallery, Leicester
1991: Four x 4 – Arnolfini, Bristol *
* Exhibition with a catalogue
2014: A Vision of Utopia – A site specific outdoor sculpture for Spirella Building. Letchworth. Curated by Letchworth Heritage Foundation & Digswell Arts, UK
2002: Dudes, A permanent public sculpture for Port of Tyne International Ferry Terminal, North Shields, Newcastle, UK
1999: Playtime – Hakata Riverain Art Project – A permanent public sculpture for Hakata Riverain, Fukuoka, Japan. Curated by Fumio Nanjo of Nanjo & Assocites.*
1992: B.B.C. Billboard Art Project – B.B.C. commissioned 18 artists to site works across 150 billboards across UK as part of ‘Commissions & Collaborations’, to bring art onto the streets of Britain.
Works in Collections
Arts Council, England; British Council, UK; New Art Hall Collection, Cambridge; Cartwright Hall, Bradford; Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham; Museu de Reus, Reus, Spain; Works in private collections in UK and Spain.
2022: Shortlisted for the Freelands Award 2022 for a solo show at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
2022: Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant.
2020: Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant.
2015: Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council.
2013: Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council.
1998: The Arts Foundation 1998 Sculpture Fellowship
2022: ArtHouse residency, Wakefield
2015-16: 9-month residency at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
1999: Visual Art Fellowship, Berwick-upon-Tweed
1995: Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada.
Christine Takengny, Permindar Kaur – The Room, Contemporary Art Society Friday Dispatch, Fri 24th Feb. https://contemporaryartsociety.org/wordpress/news/friday-dispatch-news/permindar-kaur-the-room/ (online)
Natalie Rudd, Nothing Fixed: The Sculptural Strategies of Permindar Kaur, Outgrown exhibition catalogue pg – 17-36. Published by The ArtHouse, Wakefield. ISBN 978-1-7391895-0-1
Damon Jackson-Waldock, Introduction, Outgrown exhibition catalogue, pg 5-16. Published by The ArtHouse, Wakefield. ISBN 978-1-7391895-0-1
P.L. Henderson, ‘Unravelling Women’s Art: Creators, Rebels & Innovators in Textiles’. Published by Aurora Metro, Dec 2021, interview in Chapter 7 – Sculpture & Installation, pg. 198 -200 ISBN13: 9781913641153
Dr. Alice Correia, ‘Permindar Kaur: Locating a ‘Black’ Artist in Narratives of British Art in the 1990s’. Published in Art History Journal, June 2021, pg 604 -623. ISSN 0141-6790 (print)
Roo Dhissou, ‘Cold Comfort and Cultural Identity’ published in PMC Notes No19, Sept 2021, pg 24 -31
Anna McNay, ‘An Interview with Permindar Kaur’ published in The Flux Review, Edition 5, 2021 pg 114 – 123. ISSN 2633-643X
Rajesh Punj , ‘Between Playful An Disturbing: A conversation with Permindar Kaur’, June 4, 2021 Sculpture Magazine, a publication of the International Sculpture Centre. ISSN: 0889-728X
Dr Eddie Chambers, ‘Home: The place Where We Dwell’. Home exhibition Catalogue, pg 29-39, May 2021. ISBN: 978-1-9164325-4-3
Dr Alice Correira, ‘At Home (in a pandemic)’ Home exhibition Catalogue, pg 9 – 24, May 2021. ISBN: 978-1-9164325-4-3
Cork, Richard, ‘Danger Compassion and Playfulness’ Interlopers exhibition catalogue, University Of Hertfordshire Art & Design Gallery, Hatfield, 2016
Brownie, Barbara, ‘Art with a life of it’s Own’ Interlopers exhibition catalogue, University Of Hertfordshire Art & Design Gallery, Hatfield, 2016
Lucas, Annabel, ‘Introduction’ Interlopers exhibition catalogue, University Of Hertfordshire Art & Design Gallery, Hatfield, 2016
Proctor, Nancy. ‘Is Women’s Art Homeless?’ Twenty Years of Make Magazine, pg 116-120, 2015
Kingston, Angela, ‘Permindar Kaur’ The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowships, pg 46-49, 2008
Chambers, Eddie. ‘Substantial Sculpture: The work of Sokari Douglas Camp. Veronica Ryan and Permindar Kaur’ from Black Artists in British Art – A History since the 1950’s Chapter 11 pg 162 – 166 July 2014 by I.B. Tauris
Ibrahim, Shariff. ‘Hiding Out’ Leftlion, June 2014
Hackett, Tom. ‘Hiding Out’ Artists Newsletter, May 2014
Wilbur, Ruth. An interview for Artist of the month: May 2014 for Axisweb
Hedley, Gill, ‘We Are The Wild Things’ Hiding Out exhibition catalogue essay, Djanogly Gallery. Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham. May 2014
Kaur, Permindar, “Garments in Case of an Emergency’, Don’t Worry Exhibition Catalogue, Chelsea & Westminister hospital, London, England, 2000
Kaur, Permindar ‘At Home With Art’ Exhibition catalogue, Hayward National touring exhibition, London, England, 1999
Ratnam, Niru,. ‘Out of Breath’ Exhibition Catalogue, East London Gallery, England. 1999
Chambers, Eddie.‘Cold Comfort’ Run through the Jungle: Selected writings by Eddie Chambers. InivAnnotations, London, England. 1999
Yuko Nishiyama & Permindar Kaur. ‘Hakata Riverain Art Project’ exhibition catalogue, Hakata Riverain, Fukuoka, Japan, 1999
Newell, Patricia. ‘The Silent Partner,’ Claustrophobia (catalogue) Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1998.
May, Susan, Here to Stay – Art Council Collection purchases of the 1990’s exhibition Catalogue, pg 32-33, 1998
Ratnam, Niru. ‘Art Kaur’ 2nd Generation – Issue 9 (summer 1998): 58-59
Peto, James. ‘Krishna, The Divine Lover’ Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England. Organised by Hayward National touring exhibitions. 1997
Andrews, Jorelle. Re-negotiating the familiar,inhabiting the strange:the installations of Permindar Kaur. Crosscurrents (catalogue), Oslo Museum of Ethnography, 1997
Chambers, Eddie. ‘Cold Comfort.’ Third Text 36 (Autumn 1996): 91-94
Doherty, Claire. ‘Cold Comfort’ Transcript Vol 2 – Issue 2: 18 –25Doherty, Claire & Lebrero Stals, José. Cold Comfort (catalogue), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1996
Masterson, Piers. ‘Cold Comfort’ Arts Monthly 198 (Jul-Aug. 1996): 33-34
Osaka, Eriko. ‘Medicine and Treatment of Flexible Co-existence’ Mito annual 1997 (catalogue) Art Tower Mito, Japan, 1997
Proctor, Nancy. ‘Is Women’s Art Homeless?’ Women’s Art Magazine 71 (Aug – Sept 1996): 10-11
Torres, David G. ‘Permindar Kaur’ Lapiz 137: 62-63, 1996
Doherty, Claire. ‘While you were sleeping’ Cold Comfort Exhibition Catalogue, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England. 1996
Lebrero Stals, Jose, ‘About Loss but not Childhood’ Cold Comfort Exhibition Catalogue, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England. 1996
Cork, Richard. Extract from ‘British Art Show 4’ exhibition catalogue, Hayward National touring exhibitions, London, England. 1995
Schwartz, Jeffrey. ‘Siting of the Self’ Exhibition catalogue, Museu Comarcal de Reus, Reus, Spain. 1995