Approved: 16.08.2006

Meera Chauda

Artist, Consultant, Gallery educator

Approved: 16.08.2006

I am an artist living and working in London who uses collage, drawing, photography and text. My work looks at fearless and forthright characters from childhood stories (Indian, British, American & European) that explore unknown territory in which they try and make sense of the space they inhabit – can they escape being home and away? Found Images and text are cut out,reconstructed and

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Learning programmes, Gallery education
 

Biography

I am an artist living and working in London who uses collage, drawing, photography and text. My work looks at fearless and forthright characters from childhood stories (Indian, British, American & European) that explore unknown territory in which they try and make sense of the space they inhabit – can they escape being home and away? Found Images and text are cut out,reconstructed and displaced leaving you to consider the relationship between them.I am interested in constructing playful yet complex narratives, which belong to many different histories. My images map and consider the confusion of home, heritage, legacy and place.

CV & Education

Qualifications & Training 

2014 National Maritime museum, Understanding the sensitivities of working with Transatlantic Slavery Training.
1998-1999 Institute of Education, London Training for Artist in School
1992-1995 Winchester School of Art B.A (HONS) Textile Art

Exhibitions

2012 Project visible Tate Modern
2006 Drawing residency Crafts council, London
2005 Creative Routes Arts depot, London.
2003 Creative Connections Whitechapel Art Gallery
2003 Artlink U.K finalist for Young International Art Programme http://www.artlink.com/IYA_Moscow_2003
2002 Message to India British Council Queens Gallery, India
2001 Self- Assembly Rugby Art gallery and Museum
2000 East International Norwich Gallery, Norwich
2000 Girl The new Art Gallery, Walsall
1996 'Inter (Re) ferences', Grande Gallerie, Ecole des Beaux de Rouen, France.

Commissions      

2005-2016 Private commissions, drawings and photographic collage
2003 Creative Connections The Whitechapel Art gallery
2000 Girl The New Art Gallery Walsall
1995 Women on the streets in conjunction with the Art of change Public art photo-mural.

Residencies 
2006 Drawer in Residence Crafts Council, London
2000 Artist in Residence for 'Girl' Exhibition. The New Art gallery Walsall.
2002 Arthaus studios, Basingstoke

Resources & research

2014  Content for Schools trails for Early Years/ Foundation Stage,Key stage 1 & 2 The National Maritime Museum. Highlights trail, Find a favourite & Nelson's Ship in a Bottle.
2014 In Gallery resource A Time Map of British History Tate Britain  
2013 Platform: Contribution to an SEN Resource for Teachers Tate Modern
2009 Henry VIII Family Guide The British Library
2008 ‘Selecta’ African & Asian visual Artists Archive CD Art and design resource for secondary schools.                       
2003 ANIMARTS  LIFT /Guildhall school of Speech and Drama- Artist in schools Action research programme

Selected Employment

2014 - 2016 Artist Facilator National Portrait Gallery
2005 - 2016 British Library Creative Educator
2005-2016 The National Maritime Museum Artist/Educator Schools & Family learning
2012-2016 Cutty Sark Artist for Family Learning
2012-2013 Tate Britain A Time Map of British History-  Working with Yr 5 students from St Gabriels School, Pimlico to produce content for a Timeline currently installed in the Manton Entrance at Tate Britain.
2011 - 2012 Tate Modern Artist for Schools Programme
2009 Creative Partnerships Luton Artist
2008 Whitechapel Art Gallery Artist for Archive Adventures
2007-2008 Creative Partnerships Hertfordshire/Creativity for Life Artist
2007 Tate Britain Artist VerbalEyes finding a voice through art
2006 Camden Arts Centre Artist Transitions Project
2006 Crafts Council Artist in Residence. Drawing workshops
2005 LIFT Creative consultant and Mentor for TAP (Teacher Artist Programme) 
2004 LIFT (London International Festival of theatre) Artist facilitator on Teacher forum 03/04. 2002-2003 Whitechapel Art Gallery Artist Creative connections

Selected Teaching

1998- 2000 Winchester School of Art Temporary Part-time lecturer (0.5) on Art Foundation.
1996-2000  Plymouth University (Exeter school of Art)  Part time lecturer on BA (HONS) Contextual Practice & BA (HONS) Fine Art