Prem Sahib was born in London in 1982. He lives and works in London. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy (Winter 2016); Prem Sahib in collaboration with Celia Hempton, Southard Reid, London, UK (Spring 2017) and Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (Summer 2017). Recent solo exhibitions include Grand Union, Grand Union, Birmingham, (2016); Side On, ICA, London and END UP, Southard Reid, London (2015); performance and presentation of work made in Stromboli as part of Forget Amnesia curated by Milovan Farronato and Haroon Mirza, Fiorucci Trust, Italy, Tongues, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2014); Night Flies, Southard Reid, London, Back Chat, Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Rome (2013); Home From Home, Arts & Jobs, London, He Looked Me Up, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, and FEEL UP in collaboration with Eddie Peake, Southard Reid, London (2012). Group exhibitions include Prediction, curated by Milovan Farronato, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil, Secret Surface, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany and Thinking Tantra, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India (2016); The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, UK, Sensorium, Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, India, fig-2 25/50 in collaboration with Celia Hempton and Cecilia Bengolea, ICA Studio, London, UK, Britain Can Make It, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, I am here but you’ve gone, curated by Milovan Farronato and Stella Bottai, Fiorucci Art Trust, London, UK (2015); Burning Down The House, Gwangju Biennale, Korea, LISTENING, Hayward Touring Contemporary Open, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK, Do Not Disturb, At the Invitation of Elmgreen & Dragset, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway (2014); Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Foundation London, Days In Lieu, David Zwirner, London, (2013). Performances include Bijou, Grand Union, Birmingham (2016); Woman to Woman, Gallery Vela, London (2012); Bijou, IBID Projects, London, Darkroom with Eddie Peake, Vogue Fabrics, Take Courage London (2011).
During his residency, Prem Sahib will produce a series of still life sculptures, handmade posters and rubbings that will take their cue from the social events and gatherings occurring around the city. The final outcome of works will be presented in an installation format, referencing to activities commonly associated with the night, occurring during the day.