Aman Sandhu

Residency Period August – October

Aman Sandhu (b. 1984, Toronto) is an artist currently based in Glasgow. His practice includes sculpture, drawing and performance and seeks to use improvisational strategies as a catalyst for the unearthing of third-space, collaged histories. Sandhu studied at Glasgow School of Art (MFA) and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Klasse Rita McBride). He often works in collaboration with artist and curator, Swapnaa Tamhane under the title August Fröhls. Sandhu has exhibited at Celine Gallery, Glasgow; Gardiner Museum, Toronto; Younger than Beyoncé Gallery, Toronto; FOCUS Photography Festival, Mumbai; and presentations of his pedagogical project, ELEFANT at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. Sandhu was an autumn resident at Hospitalfield, Arbroath in 2018, he has an upcoming solo exhibition at Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow (Sept 2019) and is included in the 2019 edition of Monitor, SAVAC’s (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) experimental film programme.

As he prepares to exhibit at the Intermedia Gallery in Glasgow, he will use his residency as a supplement allowing him to further develop the underpinning themes of entering, exiting and hiding in the hegemonic structures of institutional spaces. The peripheral area of the Sheds will act as a platform for talks and workshops as well as a place for research for a new body of work initiated by a performance of composer Julius Eastman. The relationship of Eastman’s position within/without the minimalism scene and recent efforts to decolonise the institution of contemporary art fit further into the conversation about the practice of strategies for navigating institutional spaces.