Chila Kumari Singh Burman describes herself as a ‘Punjabi Liverpudlian’. After studying Fine Art Printmaking at Leeds Polytechnic, she attended the Slade School of Art in London. Burman works in a range of mediums from printmaking and painting to sculpture and film - ‘pushing the limits of creative experimentation’ and is known for her neon, multi-layered, intricate pieces that explore feminism, race and representation. Burman is internationally established and has exhibited across the world in solo and group shows. She has work in several public collections including Tate, the Wellcome Trust, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum in London and the Devi Art Foundation in Haryana, India. From November 2020 - February 2021 Burman’s kaleidoscopically colourful installationRemembering the Brave New World transformed the front of the Tate Britain as their Winter Commission. In August 2021 she revealed her latest installationDo You See Words in Rainbows which adorns Covent Garden’s historic former fruit and veg market. Burman has written extensively on feminism, race, art and activism and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2020 by the University of the Arts London and selected into the Art Workers Guild as a brother in 2020.
Banner image: Winter Commission Tate Britain, courtesy of Tate, photo by Joe Humphry