Amanprit Sandhu

MA work

My curatorial interests lie in the research and production of experimental exhibition formats, and projects that exist outside of the gallery or institute, and working with creative practitioners whose works lie at the nexus of art, design, politics and technology.


My curatorial placement at the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art has allowed me to work alongside international artists and curators, in the development, commissioning and production of artworks and projects within public spaces. This process has deepened my understanding of the discussions surrounding art in the public realm, namely that of context, site and history. The placement has continued to open up questions about the wider role that the ‘contemporary art biennial’ plays within the social, cultural and economic life of a city and its people.


Current areas of independent research include the rise of art centres and alternative art spaces in South Asia, and the role of artist communities and activists within the regeneration of post-industrial cities, such as Detroit, USA.


My final-year exhibition proposal, Dalliances with the Other, explores the influence and trajectories of esoteric and Eastern thinking on contemporary art practice.


Host organisation: Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2011

  • My curatorial interests lie in the research and production of experimental exhibition formats, and projects that exist outside of the gallery or institute, and working with creative practitioners whose works lie at the nexus of art, design, politics and technology.


    My curatorial placement at the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art has allowed me to work alongside international artists and curators, in the development, commissioning and production of artworks and projects within public spaces. This process has deepened my understanding of the discussions surrounding art in the public realm, namely that of context, site and history. The placement has continued to open up questions about the wider role that the ‘contemporary art biennial’ plays within the social, cultural and economic life of a city and its people.


    Current areas of independent research include the rise of art centres and alternative art spaces in South Asia, and the role of artist communities and activists within the regeneration of post-industrial cities, such as Detroit, USA.


    My final-year exhibition proposal, Dalliances with the Other, explores the influence and trajectories of esoteric and Eastern thinking on contemporary art practice.


    Host organisation: Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, 2001
  • Experience

  • Curatorial assistant, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, 2009-present; Learning coordinator, Design Museum, London, 2007-9; Education assistant (part-time), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2005-6; Grants administrator, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, London, 2004-6
  • Exhibitions

  • Art & Writing, Wysing Arts Centre, Wysing, Cambridgeshire, 2010; Protect Me from What I Want, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2010; Contort Yourself, ACME Project Space, London, 2010; Nothing Works, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 2008