Arnolfini invite multi-media artist Sutapa Biswas back in celebration of their sixtieth anniversary year, showcasing new and existing work.
Sutapa Biswas' work is recognised nationally and internationally and often engages with questions of identity, race and gender in relation to time, space and history. Her works are inspired by oral histories, literature and art history. She is particularly interested in the ways in which larger historical narratives collide with personal narratives.
Biswas was included in two exhibitions that toured to Arnolfini in the 1990s, both of which played an important role in promoting decolonial discourses. British art: The Circular Dance, in 1991 was an exhibition showcasing British-Asian women artists, and Disrupted Borders, in 1993, curated by Sunil Gupta, sought to escape the European rhetoric of modernism with a ‘new internationalism’ approach.
Biswas’ works have been exhibited and reviewed widely, and are held in numerous collections including: Tate Collections, Arts Council England, Sheffield Museums and Art Galleries, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, and Reed College (USA). In 2021 she will premier Lumen, a new work co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art with Art Fund support through the Moving Image Fund, additionally supported by Autograph and Arts Council England.