Courtesy of the artist and Southard Reid, London

Biography

Exploring formalism and identity through the autobiographical, Prem Sahib's sculptures, installations and paintings use a minimal language to reference the architecture of public and private spaces. Their formalism often suggests the body, as well as its absence, highlighting traces of touch and structures of looking.

Sahib's work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions, including DESCENT, Southard Reid, London (2019); Art Night, Vauxhall, London (2018); Balconies, Kunstverein, Hamburg (2017); Heron, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2017); Cruising the House, Residency at Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Grand Union, Birmingham (2016); Side On, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2015); and Tongues, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2014). The artist’s work has also been featured in several group exhibitions, including The Hoodie, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (2019); Modern Nature, La Becque, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland (2019); MACHISMO, Villa Lontana, Rome (2019); Cruising Pavilion, 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale (2018); Si Sedes Non Is, The Breeder, Athens (2017); ISelf Collection: Self-Portrait as the Billy Goat, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017); and CRUISING, SALTS, Basel (2016).

Their work can be found in the collections of Tate, UK; Government Art Collection, UK; Arts Council Collection, UK; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; and Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia.

Sahib earned a BFA from Slade School of Art, London (2006), an MA in Material and Visual Culture from University College London (2008), and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Royal Academy, London (2013).

Born in 1982 in London, Sahib continues to live and work there.

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