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Chila Kumari Singh Burman, still from Dada and the Punjabi Princess (2017). Courtesy of the artist.

Chila Kumari Singh Burman: Opening Event

Join us to celebrate the opening of Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s vibrant redesign of our gallery space.

88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
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The installation Merseyside Burman Empire will contain new commissions from the Bootle-born artist including an immersive Tuk Tuk; a kaleidoscope of colour, made up of layered collages, glitter and embellished motifs including Hindu deities, Bindis and tigers.

This new space will present work from FACT’s artists-in-residence, host artist-led events, and deliver hands-on workshops. It will be somewhere for artists to experiment and engage directly with the public.

With food and drink from iconic street food hang out Bundobust, this joyful gathering will be packed with tasty treats and musical celebrations, marking the start of a year long installation of Chila’s signature culture-clashing visuals, neons and sculptures at FACT.

Food from Bundobust will be served from 13:00 - 17:00 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find out more about the redesigned gallery space and Chila’s work.

About Chila Kumari Singh Burman

Chila Kumari Singh Burman has a widely recognised, unique visual identity that has been shaped by her working class childhood in a Liverpudlian household. She is British, and was born and raised within the wonderful Punjabi Hindu culture of her parents. Chila’s upbringing has shaped her practice, and experience of the world and is one of the key reasons why her works have come to speak to several generations of young multicultural communities in Britain.

With a practice devoted to challenging stereotypes, and placing alternative perspectives of Britishness at the forefront of art history. Her works reach global audiences. She has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows nationally and internationally, and represented Britain at the Havana Biennale in 1996. A number of her works and film pieces are represented in museums and notable public institutions such as the British Council, Victoria and Albert Museum, BFI, Wellcome Collection, Science Museum and Tate. She recently featured in Sky Arts documentary special Statues Redressed and BBC2 documentary Art That Made Us. In 2017, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and Honorary Fellowship from the University of Arts in London. In 2022 she was awarded an MBE for her services to the arts.

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Welcome to Chila Kumari Singh’s Merseyside Burman Empire, an experimental space filled with her eye-catching designs and artworks. Over the next year it will also include the work of FACT’s resident artists.

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