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Hetain Patel

Born in Bolton, UK, Hetain Patel’s practice, spans a number of different media and is often performative in nature. Whilst identity formation has been central to his concerns since the beginning of his career, more recently this idea has been seen through the lens of imitation, in particular through language and physical movement. Increasingly Hetain’s work is populated by characters, both fictional and real, in relation to which the artist juxtaposes himself in moments of elision and dissonance. His work has recently extended from gallery settings to the theatre.

Hetain’s practice, exploring the subtle and often humorous complexities of life, has won a number of awards. Since 2004, his video, photography and live works have been shown internationally to critical acclaim within institutions such as Royal Opera House, London; Frieze Art Fair, London; Tate Britain, London; Bodhi Art, New York; Sydney Festival, Australia; the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai. He has completed four substantial residencies including 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China and Southbank Centre, London.

C & L Shows

Don’t Look At The Finger
February 1 - 10 March
2018

Hetain Patel’s upcoming exhibition at Chatterjee & Lal comprises two video works never before seen in India – The Jump (2015) and Don’t Look at the Finger* (2017). These works, both fiercely dramatic, emphasise the artist’s obsessive fascination with Hollywood superheroes and staging archetypal action scenes. Patel formulates tensions in his fictionalized worlds through a simultaneous appropriation and rejection of stereotypes, employing dramatized physical movement, thrilling costumes and sensational soundtracks to comment on real world issues such as gender, race and identity.

Since 2004, Patel’s video, photography and live works have been shown internationally within institutions such as the Royal Opera House, London; Frieze Art Fair, London; The Tanks at Tate Modern, London; Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane; Sydney Festival; the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Manchester Art Gallery; and Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai. He has completed four substantial residencies including 501 Artspace, Chongqing, and Southbank Centre, London.

*A major new commission by Film and Video Umbrella with Manchester Art Gallery and QUAD. Supported by Arts Council England. Initial research supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project

 

 

See Images of Artwork

The Other Suit
The Other Suit
15 January - 28 February
2015
At Home : Part I + Part II
At Home : Part I + Part II
13 January - 3 March
2012
SPHERELET
SPHERELET

2013
fiVe
fiVe
10 August - 22 September
2012

Profile

b. 1980

Education:
2003    BA Fine Art, The Nottingham Trent University, UK
2000    Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design, The University of Salford, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2015    The Jump, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburg, USA
2015    The Other Suit, The Agency Gallery, London, UK
2015    The Other Suit, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, India
2014    Fiesta Transformer, C-Mine, Genk, Belgium
2014    At Home, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
2013    At Home, mac, Birmingham, UK
2012    At Home, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
2012    Site Specific Commission, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
2012    At Home, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2010    To Dance Like Your Dad, Watermans Arts Centre, London, UK
2010    Sacred Bodies, National Office, Arts Council England, London, UK
2009    To Dance Like Your Dad, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
2008    Sixteen Classical Beats, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, UK
2008    Jhaptaal, Saltburn Artists’ Projects, Saltburn-by- the-sea, UK
2007    Coded Gestures, Usher Gallery, The Collection, Lincoln, UK
2007    Sine Language, City Gallery, Leicester, UK; Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK; London Printworks Trust, Brixton, UK; Gallery Oldham, UK
2006    Copy/Paste, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2005    Sacred Bodies, Derby Dance Centre, UK; Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, UK
2004    Lagan, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, UK; 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, UK

2017 The Fight, Manchester Art Gallery, UK
2017 The Fight, QUAD, Derby, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015-16 Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia
2015      Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy
2015      SPHERES 7, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, France
2014      Heaven & Earth, Southbank Centre, London, UK. Part of Darbar Fesitval
2013      SPHERES 6, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, France
2013      Photoink, Delhi, India
2012      fiVe, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2012      Indian Highway, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2010      Frictive Familiarities, Art Kino, Stockholm, Sweden
2010      Ignite, New Delhi, IN
2010      The Authentic Self (screening), Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, UK
2010      Progress Report, InIVA, Rivington Place, London, UK
2010      No Heroes, Redcat Theatre, Walt Disney, Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA
2010      Punctum 1, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN
2009     Wonder What The Others Are Up To?, Gallery OED, Cochin, IN
2009     Pattern Recognition, City Gallery, Leicester, UK
2008     Next We Change Earth, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
2008     Emerging Discourse, Bodhi Art, New York, USA
2008     BJCEM Biennale, Bari, Italy
2008     Pavilion/Photofusion, Photofusion, London, UK
2006     All Our Tomorrows, Kunstraum der Universitaet Lueneburg, Germany
2006     Excess, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2005     Young British Art, The Castle, Cieszyn, Poland
2005     Ueber-Beauty, Web based project curated by Shaheen Merali, http://www.ueber beauty.com/
2004     Lagan (2 person show with Chila Kumari Burman), The Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

2016 Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, New Art Exchange, (Nottingham) and QUAD (Derby), UK

Selected Live Performances:
2016      American Man, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK
2015      American Boy, CODA Festival, Oslo, Norway
2015      iMovie 2.0, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
2014      iMovie 2.0, Extinction Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
2014      Let’s Talk About Dis, for Candoco Dance Company, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK and national tour
2014      American Boy, Bush Theatre, London, UK
2014      American Boy, Sadler’s Wells, London and UK national tour
2014      Let’s Talk About Dis, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and UK national tour
2013      TED Talk, TED Global, Edinburgh, UK
2013      I Wanna Be Like You, Sage Gateshead & Norwich Arts Centre, UK
2013      Be Like Water, National Tour (8 dates), UK
2013      TEN, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, France (French version)
2013      TEN, CCNC, Caen, France (French version)
2012      Me and Me Dad and Me Wife, The Tanks at Tate Modern, London, UK
2012      Be Like Water, Royal Opera House, London, UK
2012      Elephant, Southbank Centre, London, UK
2012      TEN, British Dance Edition, London, UK
2011      TEN, Minto:Live, Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia
2011      TEN, Silesian Dance Theatre, Poland
2011      TEN, 2nd UK national tour, UK
2011      TEN, British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase 2011, Edinburgh, UK
2010     TEN, First UK national tour, UK
2008     Unpicked & Dismantled, Part of Textile ’07 Biennale, Kaunas, Lithuania
2007     Raga Erhu, LOUD TATE, Tate Britain, London,UK
2006     Migrate, Bristol, UK
2006     Phase, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, UK
2005     Reflected Identity, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

Awards and Residencies:
2014      Arts Council England, Award to make and tour American Boy
2012      Arts Council England, National touring award for At Home exhibition, and Be Like Water live performance
2012      Artist in Residence as part of Alchemy festival, Southbank Centre,  London, UK
2011      Sadlers Wells University, 4 year artist development programme by Sadlers Wells, London – for emerging artists
2010      Arts Council England, Touring award to take TEN on an 18 date national tour
2009      Artist in Residence, 501 Art Space, Chongqing, China
2009      Arts Council England, Research bursary
2009      Artists Taking the Lead, UK (Shortlisted)
2009      Satyajit Ray Short Film Award, UK (Shortlisted)
2008      Nottingham Creative Business of the Year, UK
2007      Pavillion, New commission for exhibition at Photofusion, Brixton, UK
2005-7  Artist in Residence, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, UK
2004      Decibel Award, Arts Council England- to support 2 years research
2004      Artist in Residence, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, UK

Appointments:
2010- 13             Regional Council Member, Arts Council England, East Midlands, UK
2009 -13            Board Member of Deda, Derby’s Dance Centre, Derby, UK
2007 -present   Visiting Lecturer (Fine Art), The Nottingham Trent University, UK
2003                   BA Hons Fine Art, The Nottingham Trent University, UK
2000                   Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design, The University of Salford, UK