Manjot Kaur’s paintings, animations, and immersive interactive installations intersect the boundaries of speculative fiction, archetypal allegories, and precarious ecologies to push back against the centering of human as a protagonist. Her works explore the sovereignty of women’s bodies and ecology. She cross-pollinates ancient mythologies with fiction to reflect on the relationship between humans and more than humans. Her paintings open up possibilities for a post-queer and post-human world where beings move towards an uncanny kind of becoming.Manjot graduated from Government College of Art, Chandigarh, India in 2012. She received “Generator Art Production Fund” grant from Experimenter Gallery, India in 2022. She has been an artist in residence at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands (2020-21), 1 Shanthiroad, Bangalore, (2019), Unidee, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy (2018) funded by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, India and Peers – Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, (2018). Her recent participations include “India Art Fair”, Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi (2023), “Where Shall We Plant The Placenta,” A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam (2022); “Non- Fungible Speculations,” Nature Morte, New Delhi (2022); “The World Awaits You Like a Garden,” with curatorial note by Prof Sugata Ray at Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi (2022); “Hurting and Healing – Let’s Imagine a Different Heritage,” curated by Charles Esche at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2022); “The Pool of Memories,” Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada (2022); “Garden State,” curated by Fadwa Namna at Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam (2021), among others.
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