Manjot Kaur’s drawings, paintings & time-based media attempt to decolonize both women's bodies & the sovereignty of ecology. My works traverse speculative fiction, visual storytelling & myth-making, to explore the interconnection between humans & more than humans. I refer to archaic cultural symbols of fertility in order to reflect on the reproduction rights of various species of flora & fauna.Cross Pollinating ancient mythologies & histories, I counter-narrate iconic motifs & attributes, & set them in juxtaposition with one another, to allow opportunities for critical reflection. Threaded throughout are revelations of fecundity, kinship, care, symbiosis, and dependency.
Manjot completed her B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting from Government College of Art, Panjab University, Chandigarh. She has been an artist in residence at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands (2020-21), 1 Shanthiroad, Bangalore, (2019), Unidee, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy (2018) supported by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, India and Peers - Khoj International Artists' Association, New Delhi, (2018). Her recent participations include “Non- Fungible Speculations”, Nature Morte, New Delhi; "The World Awaits You Like a Garden", Latitude 28, New Delhi (2022); "The Pool of Memories", Surrey Art Gallery, Greater Vancouver, Canada(2022); "Hurting and Healing - Let's Imagine a Different Heritage", Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2022), ‘Terrain Offline’, Bikaner House, New Delhi, India (2022) and "Garden State", Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2021) among others. She recently received Generator Art Production Fund from Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata, India, 2022.