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Aminder Virdee

Islington, London, UK.,
United Kingdom
Focus area: , , Sound, Acoustics, Net Art, Analog, , Art History, Urban Planning, Built Environment, AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Augmented Reality, Sculpture, Spacial, Astronomy, Space, Biology, Body, Self, Computer Science, Engineering, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Design, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Fabrication, Maker Art, Illustration, Painting, 2D Forms, Holography

Aminder Virdee is a British South Asian artist, writer, activist, creative access consultant, and Trustee at UK’s leading disability-led live music accessibility organisation Attitude is Everything. She is also the founder and president of Disabled Intersectional Voices in the Arts (DIVA), a disability-focused network (currently at UAL) generating sites of creative resistance against institutional and educational ableism, and co-founder of Cripjoy, a transnational, majority BIPoC, community of practice re-worlding mental health through an intersectional, anti-ableist, and anti-sanist, lens. Aminder is also co-writer, director’s attachment, and access-centred consultant for short film Crutches (2021) funded by BFI, with multi award-winning director Nathan Morris, and executive producers 104 Films. As an artist, Aminder’s work has been commissioned, exhibited, and performed across the UK, including the National Theatre of Scotland, Lyric Theatre, Bonington Gallery, Hoxton Arches, Lewisham Arthouse, Bow Arts Nunnery Gallery, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2021, GlitchRealm: Remote Access (Crip Nightlife convened by Yo-Yo Lin and Kevin Gotkin), Tate Exchange, and recently, Aminder exhibited and participated in the exhibition launch discussion at the National Gallery, for Art in Flux’s ‘Reclaimed’ exhibit. Here, Aminder was highlighted as one of the most radical artists, in new media from underrepresented backgrounds, of our time. Aminder is currently completing a Masters in Art and Science at the world-renown Central Saint Martins at University of the Arts London (UAL).

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Staring Back: Hacking Intersectional Oppression through Eco-Crip: Cybotanical Futures

April 2024