EVENTS Supported

Chila Kumari Burman

Navigating artistic ambitions and cultural expectations


August 26, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Deptford X
Unit A, 9 Brookmill Road SE8 4HL

Join artist Chila Kumari Burman to talk about how to navigate a career in the arts against the grain of family and cultural expectations. Chila is particularly interested in offering advice to young artists from South Asian backgrounds.

Participants are invited to bring experiences of personal hurdles and artistic ambitions to share during the session.

Dr. Chila Kumari Burman (Punjabi: ਚਿਲਾ ਕੁਮਾਰੀ ਬਰਮਨ) is an iconic British artist. A significant figure in the Black British Art movement of the 1980s, Burman was one of the first British Asian female artists to have a monograph written about her work: Lynda Nead’s Chila Kumari Burman: Beyond Two Cultures (1995), and a second monograph by Nead was published in 2012. Born in Liverpool, Chila Kumari Burman describes herself as a ‘Punjabi Liverpudlian’ who likes to combine her Indian roots with popular culture. She has been described as a South Asian pop artist.



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