My Tiger Janu by Chila Kumari Singh Burman

Chila Kumari Singh Burman combines her Indian roots with popular culture to create mixed media works, blending art, autobiography and activism. Fresh from her recent exhibition in Covent Garden, Heal's presents "My Tiger Janu" a neon installation inspired by the artist's Hindu Punjabi heritage and celebrates tiger energy for the year of the tiger. The 3D neon tiger stands proudly in the front windows of Heal’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road, and will be on display throughout January.

About the artist

Chila Kumari Singh Burman is celebrated for her radical feminist practice which examines representation, gender and cultural identity. She works across a wide range of mediums including printmaking, drawing, painting, installation and film.

Born in Bootle, to Punjabi-Hindu parents, she attended Southport College of Art, Leeds Polytechnic and the Slade School of Fine Art. A key figure in the British Black Arts movement in the 1980s, Burman has since remained rooted in her understanding of the diverse nature of culture. Continually seeking to break stereotypes and emancipate the image of women, she often uses self-portraiture as a tool of empowerment and self-determination.

The Heal's Building

Burman was selected as the fourth artist to complete the Tate Britain Winter Commission in 2020. The resulting hugely popular installation Remembering A Brave New World,addressed the colonial history of Tate Britain and its Eurocentric position. Adorning the gallery façade with references to Indian mythology, popular culture, female empowerment, political activism and colonial legacy. Exposing a need for better informed conversations andmore effective strategies for tackling racism in the art world and wider society. More recently she has gone on to complete high profile light installation projects for Covent Garden’s historic market stall building, Liverpool Town Hall and Blackpool’s Grade II listed Grundy Art Gallery. She recently featured in Sky Arts’ documentary special Statues Redressed, which followed artists in a unique project reimagining Liverpool’s most iconic statues.And has completed a number of notable commission pieces for brands including Netflix’s White Tiger campaign and Byredo’s new fragrance Mumbai Noise.

In 2017, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and Honorary Fellowship from the University of Arts in London. Burman has exhibited widely with notable solo shows held at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough; Output Gallery, Liverpool; Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool and Tate Britain, London. She was invited to show at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2021 and currently has works on display in Art & Psychiatric Intensive Care at Cork Street Galleries in London. Her works are also held in the public collections of the Arts Council Collection, British Council, Science Museum, Tate Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum and Wellcome Trust in London.

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