Residency | Jasleen Kaur
July to October 2018, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA). Jasleen Kaur will be artist in residence at MIMA as part of New Mappings of Europe. Kaur’s work asks us to think about the malleable nature of culture. In Middlesbrough, she works with local women to make a space for conversations about place, relationships and knowledge.
Jasleen Kaur (b.1986) is an artist currently living and working in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines the hierarchy of histories and labour using a range of mediums and methods including sculpture, video, conversation and cooking. Recent and ongoing commissions include Glasgow Women’s Library, The Goethe Institute, V&A Museum, Eastside Projects, MIMA, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Art on the Underground. She is a recipient of the Jerwood Artist Bursaries 2018 and her work is part of the permanent collection of the Royal College of Art and Crafts Council.
Through a series of workshops based around food, we are working with a group of women based in the area to have conversations around culture, home, identity, family, friendships, health, care and connectivity. Through various activities we have made, drawn, spoken, tasted, mixed recipes, and shared a meal. The women involved are from different cultures and countries. Together with Jasleen we are making a product that represents the interests and ideas of the group.