Skip to content

Merseyside Burman Empire: Chila Kumari Singh Burman

August 27, 2022-August 27, 2023

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s works utilise neon, sculpture, collage and film to challenge stereotypes around gender and cultural identity. Born in Bootle to Punjabi-Hindu parents, her unique style and understanding of ‘Britishness’ has been shaped by her working class childhood growing up in Liverpool. Inspired by this, Chila’s desire is to make this space feel like a living room: filled with comfort, identity and an invitation to spend some time.

Around the space you will find a mixture of new and existing works turning the room into a ‘kaleidoscope of colour’. Spilling out from the walls, onto the furniture and emblazoned on the Tuk Tuk are Chila’s renowned motifs. Hindu deities, glitter, bindis and tigers surround three films based on her own stories and experiences.