This residency supports an early-career artist based in Scotland. We are grateful to The Bridge Awards for their ongoing support for this programme.
Aman Sandhu (born Toronto, Canada, 1984) is based in Glasgow. His practice includes sculpture, drawing, and performance. He collaborates frequently with other artists, activists, writers and academics. His work explores the complexities of representation for POC artists in the current moment of decolonisation and ways of refusal that are not contingent on a relationship with the hegemony that is being refused. This residency will allow the artist the opportunity to reflect upon work developed for recent solo exhibitions ‘NO MORE ARTISTS’ (CCA/Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow, 2019) and ‘So Glad’ (Market Gallery, Glasgow, February – March 2020) and for a planned exhibition with Studio Pavilion for Glasgow International in April 2020 (now postponed). He will focus specifically upon the role of improvisation within his practice and improvisational strategies deployed by other visual artists and musicians – working towards utilising improvisation as a methodology for institution-making.
Image: Aman Sandhu, ‘NO MORE ARTISTS’, 2019, digital collage print (photo by Matthew Arthur Williams)