Manchester Art Gallery

Hetain Patel

A new film work by Bolton born Hetain Patel.

Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 30 September 2017–Sunday 4 February 2018

Free

Hetain Patel uses autobiography, humour and the languages of popular culture to explore fantasy through a domestic lens. He is being commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery, FVU: Film and Video Umbrella and QUAD, Derby to make a new film work. He will also present his recent double screen projection work, The Jump.

Biography

Hetain Patel is a British born artist of Indian descent who grew up in Bolton and is now based in London. Patel makes photographs, videos, sculptures and live performances, usually for galleries and theatres. He is interested in connecting marginalised identities with the mainstream in an effort to destabilise notions of authenticity and promote personal freedom. With an autobiographical starting point he uses humour and the languages of popular culture and explores fantasy through a domestic lens. Manchester Art Gallery, FVU: Film and Video Umbrella and QUAD, Derby are co-commissioning Patel to make a new film work, The Fight, with support from Arts Council England. He will also present his recent work The Jump, a double screen projection which shows Patel leaping in slow motion from a sofa in his grandmother’s house, wearing a Spider-Man costume. Patel has exhibited at Tate Britain (2009), Serpentine Gallery (2014), Sadler’s Wells, London (2015), New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2012), Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai (2015), and Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2012). He is represented by Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai.

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Hetain Patel, The Jump (film still) 2015