Born in Birmingham, Hardeep Pandhal now lives and works in Glasgow, having graduated with an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013 with the support of a Leverhulme Scholarship award. He was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2013), the Glasgow International Open Bursary (2013), the Catlin Art Guide (2014) and the Drawing Room Bursary Award (2015).

Recent solo exhibitions include a solo show at Castlefield Gallery as part of the Asian Triennial Manchester 2014 and a public art commission on the site of the former Camp Coffee factory for the Glasgow International Festival 2014. He was selected for Collective’s 2015 Satellites Programme for emergent artists based in Scotland.

In recent works, Hardeep Pandhal has incorporated non-linear modes of story telling, parodic language and his own biographical content; in home movies, recurring cartoon alter-egos and handmade garments made by his my mother, with whom he shares a Punjabi/English language barrier.

He would like to question whether art can confront or sublimate trauma to convey otherwise unrepresentable ideas, address situations of compromise and articulate so-called marginalised positions.

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Plebeian Archive by Hardeep Pandhal, Photo courtesy Max Slaven1