Chila Kumari Burman at the preview

Chila Kumari Burman  (Photo: Andrew Jackson)

Talk: Friday 20 February 2015

Exhibition: My Rangila Merry-go-round: Chila Kumari Burman 20 February - 19 April 2015.

Embrace Arts
Richard Attenborough Centre
Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA
t: 0116 252 2455

multimedia work by Chila Kumari Burman

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For more than twenty years, visual artist Chila Kumari Burman has been generating powerful pictures of contemporary Asian feminisms, informed by bold colour, with direction from street politics, graffiti, Hindi film, fashion and found objects.

image: Chila Kumari Burman

Chila Kumari Burman, My Dad's Icecream Van

Born in Liverpool to a Hindu-Punjabi family, Burman draws upon her personal and family memories and motifs from her history, working experimentally across print, collage, mixed media, paint and photography.

Etching by Chila Kumari Burman
Chila Kumari Burman, Untitled, drawn etching

Burman attended the Southport College of Art and Leeds Polytechnic (BA Hons, 1st Class). She has lived and worked in London since joining the Slade School of Fine Art (MA Printmaking) where she developed her focus on shifting formations of class, gender and ethnicities in the postcolonial context of contemporary Britain.

Micahela Butter and Chila Kumari Burman

Embrace Arts Director Michaela Button and Chila Kumari Burman at the exhibition and talk. (Photo: Andrew Jackson)