Bharti Parmar | Curriculum Vitae
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Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2003–08

University of Wolverhampton, UK. PhD

Doctoral research project awarded 2009

A Grammar of Sentiment: Thinking About Sentimental Jewellery Towards Making New Art About Love and Loss

Director of Studies, Prof. Tim Collins (Wolverhampton) and supervised by Prof. Antonia Payne (Worcester) and Dr. Jacques Rangasamy (Salford)

Examined by Prof. Gen Doy (De Montfort) and Dr. Kristina Niedderer (Wolverhampton)

1990-92

Royal College of Art, London, UK. MA Fine Art

1986-89

Coventry Polytechnic, UK. BA (Hons) Fine Art

Residencies and academic fellowships

2015-16 and 2017

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland Click

2015-16

School of Art, Birmingham City University, UK Click

2015

Chhaap Foundation for Printmaking Trust, Baroda, India

2014

New Art Gallery Walsall, UK Click

2000-02

Research Fellow in Fine Art. University of Wolverhampton, UK

2004

Light Work-Autograph (Association of Black Photographers) AIR Program. Syracuse, NY, USA Click

1991

Faculty of Fine Arts. MS University Baroda, India

Selected exhibitions and projects

*Denotes publication

2017

The Evolution of Language; An infographic by Bharti Parmar.  Pidginy Linguish, Camden Kala, London, UK Click

Bristle: Hair and Hegemony.  Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland Click

Armel Beaufils, le Regard des femmes.  Curated by Sharon Kivland.  Art Festival Saint-Briac sur Mer with FRAC Bretagne, France Click

2016

Now! Now! In more than one place*. Curated by Sonia Boyce. Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK Click

2015

Salon. Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham, UK Click

Pulpa, A Paper Show*. RK Burt Gallery, London, UK Click

2014

Sluice_Fundraiser Auction at the Hospital Club London, UK

Oriel Davies Open 2014* Click

The Marquetarian. Artists’ Studio, New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

2013

Shakti*. Meadow Arts. Kedleston Hall NT, Derbyshire, UK Click

2012

Celeste International Art Prize*, Rome Click

Aedas Presents*. Aedas Global Architects, Birmingham. Curated by Charlie Levine

Allotment. Trove, MAC, Birmingham, UK

2008

Traditional Skills: New Thinking. Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, UK

2007

Kiss & Tell. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, USA Click

2006

Depth of Field*. Conversations Between Photography and Textiles. MAC, Birmingham and tour, UK

2004-05

arttextiles3*. The Third Major Survey of British Artists Referencing Textile. Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and tour, UK

2003

True Stories*. Wolverhampton Art Gallery touring to Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Universidade de São Paulo and The Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art, Birmingham, UK

Awards    

2015

Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts

TPWM bursary to visit British Art Show 8 to interview Catherine Aldred, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

2014

TPWM bursary to visit Liverpool Biennial to interview CEO Sally Tallant Click

2014

a-n New Collaborations Award to research the Hairworkers of Våmhus Sweden Click

2012

Finalist Celeste International Art Prize, Rome

2006

Postgraduate Research Funding awarded University of Wolverhampton

1990

Henry Moore Scholarship, Royal College of Art, London

Conferences and speaking engagements

2016

A Grammar of Sentiment.  Talking Practice, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK Click

2016

Ploca-cosmos; hair, entanglement and the universe.  Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in Art, Materials/Aesthetics/Ethics.  Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, UK Click

2014

From Bombay to ‘bombassa’; Victorian women in black and A Coat in a Day; the Throckmorton Coat at Coughton Court.  Clothes, Cloth and Culture Group, Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London Click

Archive Fever: Uses of Cloth as ‘Document’ in contemporary art.  Joint presentation with Dr Christine Checinska.  At Work in the Archive. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, UEA  Click

CloTHINK  Fashion, textile, body, visual and material cultures research group.  Northumbria University, Newcastle cloTHINK

2013

Widow’s Weeds. Reflections on Black. Panel with Dr Christine Checinska et al.  Pasold Conference 2013: Sourcing the Archive: new approaches to materialising textile history. Goldsmiths College, University of London Click

Black Pearl (precious little girl). With Dr Christine Checinska.  Lessons in Geography International Conference. MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) Birmingham Lessons in Geography Abstract

Shakti Live. Kedleston Hall, Derby.  A Meadow Arts Exhibition. Click

2005

How C19th Jewellery Commemorated Rites of Passage.  A Contemporary Artist’s Perspective. Birth Marriage Death Conference.  Department of English Studies.  University of Stirling, Scotland Click

Academic

1993-to date

1993-1997 Full-time lecturer, BA (Hons) Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts & Education, Exeter, University of Plymouth, UK

Visiting/part-time tutor at UK Universities including, Bath Spa University, Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Oxford Brookes, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art Oxford, Royal College of Art and University of Wolverhampton

Collections

Camden Art Collection, London, UK

Vanley Burke Archive, UK

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK

Light Work, Syracuse, NY, USA

International Arts Collection, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK

The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK. Wakefield Art Gallery, UK

Coventry University and Art and Design Library, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

University of Plymouth, Exeter, UK

Royal College of Art, London, UK

University of Baroda, India

Chelsea College of Art & Design, UK

Leicester County Council, UK

Private collections UK and overseas

Consultancy

2014-

Trustee, Meadow Arts, UK

2008-2011

Board of Directors, mac, Birmingham, UK

2001-02

West Midlands Arts, Combined Arts Advisors Scheme

2000-01

West Midlands Arts, Visual Arts Artist Advisor