Amba Sayal-Bennett

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Year 2024
Medium Ink, pro-marker, and graphite on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

Amba Sayal-Bennett is a British-Indian artist working across drawing, projection, and sculptural installation. Her practice explores how methods of abstraction are exclusionary and performative, crafting boundaries between what is present, manifestly absent, and othered. Her recent work focuses on the migration of modernist forms and their role within fascist and brutalist architecture. Using translation as method, she explores the movement of bodies, knowledge and form across different sites, processes inherent to the diasporic experience.

Career Highlights

Exhibitions:
Geometries of Difference, Somerset House, London, UK (2022); Proposals for a Memorial to Partition, Twelve Gates, Philadelphia, USA (2023); Spirals, Loops, Mutants, K11, Shanghai, CN (2023); Horror in the Modernist Block, IKON, Birmingham, UK (2022); and Tomorrow, White Cube, London, UK (2021).

Awards:
The Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship, British School at Rome, Rome, IT (2022)

Collections:
Saatchi Collection
Western Art Print Room Collection, Ashmolean Museum
Art Jameel

← Matt Saunders

by such a dance, in which the dancer contradicts the waste and easy gesture (for Drawing Room)

Pedram Sazesh →

Madder Root

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