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Aman Sandhu (b. Toronto) is an artist working between Glasgow and Montréal. His installations encompass drawing, moving image, and text. He considers them as ensembles of objects that refuse to come into view through institutions’ unrelenting calculations. He engages in a critique of whiteness and seeks to destabilise the centre-margin rubric evoked in encounters between racialised artists and institutions—engagements that often reify whiteness even by refusal. Through improvisation, Aman rethinks the place of refusal in critique to produce other ways of coming to knowledge.


2015 – 2017 Master of Fine Art (Distinction), The Glasgow School of Art

2013 – 2015 Guest Student in Klasse Rita McBride, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf



2022   Banff Centre, The Weapon of Theory as a Conference of Birds, Led by Ayesha Hameed & Xenia Benivolski

2021    Cove Park, Emerging Artist Residency, Helensburgh 

2019    Studio Pavilion, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

2018    Hospitalfield, Autumn Resident, Arbroath

2015    What About Art, Mumbai

Exhibitions / Projects


2022    The Magic Roundabout and The Naked Man with Andrew Black, Centre Clark, Montreal 

2021     Never No More Lonely, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto, part of Missed Connections a                              pedagogical and research platform

              UNDONE, Market Gallery, Glasgow, organised conversations about practice with selected artists 

              The Magic Roundabout and The Naked Man with Andrew Black, Glasgow International 2021 

2020    So Glad, Market Gallery, Glasgow

2019     NO MORE ARTISTS, CCA / Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow

2017     Portable Stories, an August Fröhls Presentation, Gardiner Museum, Toronto

2015     ELEFANT 2 (Pedagogy), Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

              Foundation Work, EA71, Mönchengladbach

2014     ELEFANT (Pedagogy), Sculpture Garden, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

              Bani & Bana, EA71, Mönchengladbach                                              

2013     Transcribe, EA71, Mönchengladbach


2022    IGNITION 17, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, curated by Marie Martraire and Michèle Thériault

2021     I didn't think it would turn out this way, P////AKT, Amsterdam, curated by Caitlin Merrett King / David Dale                              Gallery 

              rage and desire, online programme, CCA Annex, Glasgow, curated by Camara Taylor

              Guitar!, online programme, Book Works, London, organised by Sarah Tripp       

2020    My Lovely Lunarite, film programme, Images Festival, Toronto, curated by Aaditya Aggarwal     

2019     MONITOR13 (experimental film + video programme), Dance on my head and scratch my heart, SAVAC (South                    Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto, co-curated by Sharlene Bamboat and Priya Sen

2018     I See You ManCeline Gallery, Glasgow, organised by Nadia Hebson and Sophie Macpherson

2017     The Dancers Inherit the Party, Folio, Developed by Sarah Tripp on the Sharing Little Sparta Residency, Edinburgh

2016     Future 33, Younger than Beyoncé Gallery, Toronto, selected by Brette Gabel

2015     SETS, an August Fröhls Presentation, FOCUS Photography Festival, Mumbai

2014     even my mum can make a book #4, Apartment Project, Berlin, curated by Kristina Kramer

              Drawing Tools, an August Fröhls Presentation, Mönchengladbach

              No Space for Feng Shui, Alte Latin Schule, Viersen, curated by Katja Kottmann and Dino Steinhof

2013     Erkenntis, Klasse Rita McBride, Galerie M29, Cologne

2012     Genius Loci, Art Gallery of Mississauga, curated by Stuart Keeler

               SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto, curated by Michael Rubenfeld

               Interaccess Electronic and Media Arts Centre, Toronto

               Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Independent Projects, Toronto 


2021     "Peanut Butter Jar and a Staircase." I didn't think it would turn out this way, exhibition publication 

               "House Omelette." Nothing Personal, Pilot Issue, Jan. 2021, pp. 54-61  


2022      Switzer, Megan. Common Boundaries and Refused Exits: Aman Sandhu and Andrew Black. Momus, Dec 2022 

2020     Sutherland, Calum. Review of So Glad, by Aman Sandhu. Artforum International, May/Jun. 2020, pg. 182-183

                Benmaklouf, Adam. Review of NO MORE ARTISTS, by Aman Sandhu. The Skinny, Oct. 2019, pg. 49

Grants / Awards


2021     Research and Creation, Canada Council for the Arts 

2020    Emerging Artist Residency at Cove Park, The Bridge Awards

2019     Visual Arts Grant, Hope Scott Trust

2018     Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award, Glasgow Life/Creative Scotland

2014     Kunststiftung NRW Project Grant, Germany

               Kulturrucksack Project Grant, Germany

               Kulturbüro Stadt Mönchengladbach Project Grant, Germany

2012     Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

Teaching / Workshops

2020     Visiting Lecturer, MFA, Glasgow School of Art

                Visiting Artist, Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath

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