at home: Artists in Conversation | Prem Sahib

January 21, 2022

Prem Sahib, artist, in conversation with Alexis Lowry, curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York

at home: Artists in Conversation

Join us for lively and inspiring conversations with some of today’s most notable artists. at home: Artists in Conversation brings together curators and artists to discuss various artistic practices and insights into their work.

About Prem Sahib

Born in London in 1982, Sahib is a British artist of Indian Polish descent. Sahib works primarily in sculpture, installation, performance, sound, and photography. They received a BA in fine art in 2006 from the Slade School of Art, London; an MA in material and visual culture in 2008 from University College London; and a post-graduate diploma in fine art in 2013 from the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Often minimal and sparse in color, Sahib’s work explores themes including relationships, intimacy and sexuality, community, alienation, and confinement. Their work is informed by an interest in the architecture of meeting places, particularly for gay and queer communities.

Sahib's solo exhibitions include Balconies, Kunstverein Hamburg (2017); Side On, ICA London (2015); Tongues, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mubai (2014); and Back Chat, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome (2013). Sahib has exhibited in group shows including at the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines; the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Their work is in the collections of The Arts Council Collection, UK; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Government Art Collection, UK; the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; and Tate.

This program is presented through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.