Amanprit Sandhu is a curator and writer. She is currently a Curator at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire. In a freelance capacity her focus is on commissioning, performance-based practices and collaborative approaches to working. She is the co-founder of the curatorial collective DAM Projects, who support underexposed and unorthodox artists, art scenes, discourses, and socio-political debates. In 2018 she initiated ‘No Person’s Land’, a project focused on bringing international cultural workers and UK curators together through joint research, enacting how alternative structures might be formed between peers based on shared commitments and support.
Previous roles include Public Programme and Residencies Curator at Camden Arts Centre, Projects Curator at Art on the Underground, Performance Programme Curator for Art 13/14 London art fairs, Project Manager for the 2014 Folkestone Triennial and Frieze Foundation, and Assistant Curator at the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art.
She sits on the board of Arts Catalyst and is a visiting lecturer on the Fine Art BA at Chelsea College of Arts, and a visiting tutor on the Curating Contemporary Art MA at the Royal College of Art.
In 2017, Sandhu took part in a series of conversations between artists and curators organised by Iniva and held at the Stuart Hall Library. The dialogue – between Sandhu and artist Rehana Zaman – considered the role of dissent. Taking socio-political arts and cultural movements of the ’70s and ‘80s as a springboard for exploring strategies of disagreement, they considered the issues surrounding performing politics in public spaces and the tensions that can emerge when working collaboratively.