Jasleen Kaur is an artist who lives and works in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, Kaur makes work that provides an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines the hierarchy of histories and labour using a range of mediums and methods including sculpture, video, conversation and writing.
Kaur employs the cobbled together as an artistic approach, another way to understand the already-made. Her refashioned objects are based on instinct and resourcefulness, reflecting a hybridity of national custom and reconsidering the realities of materiality, usage and everyday routine. Creating associations between past and present, high and low culture, mass produced and singular, she flattens hierarchies and acknowledges the less visible. Kaur’s practice centres on tending her relationships with people and her understanding of materials; for Kaur, the processes employed are as important as the outcomes.
Solo exhibitions include: I Keep Telling Them These Stories (your body as an instrument), Market Gallery, Glasgow (2018); The Tending of Something, FCAC, Scotland (2016).
Group exhibitions include: Daughter of a perpetual foreigner, Art 50 Weekender, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (2019); Artists Housing Prototype Show, curated by Eastside Projects, Artcore, Derby (2019); P is for Portrait, The Art House, Worcester (2019).