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Hetain Patel guest seminar at NTU

Hetain Patel
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This talk with Hetain Patel will focus on his ongoing strategies to build bridges between marginalised people and cultures, and the mainstream - both as art practice and day to day social activism.

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Abstract: Patel’s talk will focus on his ongoing strategies to build bridges between marginalised people and cultures, and the mainstream - both as art practice and day to day social activism. He will speak about the challenges and successes of this, his journey to accept seemingly contradictory tones in his work, from humour to anger, and the reasons behind his multidisciplinary approach to this. The talk will delve into comedy videos on his YouTube channel, a politically charged performance commission for the National Gallery, and his trilogy of Hollywood emulating films currently touring galleries and film festivals in the UK and beyond.

Biography: Hetain Patel is a London based artist. His multidisciplinary works have been shown worldwide in galleries, theatres, and on iconic public screens including Piccadilly Circus, London and Times Square, New York. His work exploring identity and freedom, using choreography, text and popular culture appears in multiple formats and media, intended to reach the widest possible audience. His video and performance work online have been watched over 50 million times, which includes his TED talk of 2013 titled, ‘Who Am I? Think Again’. Patel is a trustee of the Liverpool Biennial, a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells, and winner of the Film London Jarman Award, 2019. In 2021 Patel received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artist Award, declined a British Empire Medal and was a judge on Sky Arts television series, Landmark. Patel’s current exhibitions include a solo at New Art Exchange, Nottingham, and participation in British Art Show 9, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

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Hetain Patel
Baa’s Gold 10, 2021
The National Gallery, London
Performance still, by Anna Arca

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