Chila Kumari Singh Burman

born 1957

Chila Kumari Singh Burman, ‘Militant Women’ 1981
Militant Women 1981
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Chila Kumari Burman (Punjabi: ਚਿਲਾ ਕੁਮਾਰੀ ਬਰਮਨ) is a British artist. A significant figure in the Black British Art movement of the 1980s, Burman was one of the first British Asian female artists to have a monograph written about her work: Lynda Nead's Chila Kumari Burman: Beyond Two Cultures (1995), and a second monograph by Nead was published in 2012.

In 2018, Burman received an honorary doctorate from University of the Arts London for her impact and recognised legacy as a British and International artist. In 2020, Burman was selected into the Art Workers Guild as a Brother.

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