The Jarman Award

Hardeep Pandhal

Image of Hardeep Pandal - Konfessions of a Klabautermann, 2017, video still


Hardeep Pandhal (b.1985) lives and works in Glasgow.  Pandhal works with non-linear forms of digital video which layer lurid hand drawn cartoons, psychedelic and disorienting narratives with his own rap music, presenting them within wider installations and wall drawings. For the Jarman Award, Pandhal presents from a body of work that reroutes the misogynist and racist imagination underpinning white supremacy into cartoon phantasms that haunt contemporary life. The frustrations of societal structures are projected into satirical cartoon worlds, where viewers are presented with seemingly infinite perspectives of recurring yet disjointed scenes.


Hardeep Pandhal was born in Birmingham in 1985. He lives and works in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include: ?Self-Loathing Flashmob, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow International 2018, Director’s Programme, Glasgow (2018);? Liar Hydrant, Cubitt, London (2018);? Konfessions of a Klabautermann, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed (2018);? A Nightmare on BAME Street, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2017). Selected group exhibitions include?: Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London (2018);? 35 Days of Film, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2018); ?The House of Fame,? Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, (2018);? 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage,? New Museum, New York (2018);? Steps to Aeration, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2017);? The Vanished Reality,? Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2016);? Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore Absurdity,? Harris Museum, Preston (2016);? The Panj Piare Assemble,? Grand Union, Birmingham (2014); ?Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol and ICA, London (2013); ?Tattoo City: The First Three Chapters, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2012). 

Video: Pool Party Pilot Episode, 2018 (excerpt)

Video: Konfessions of a Klabautermann, 2017 (excerpt)

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