BioAminder Virdee is an interdisciplinary visual arts, live art and performance artist, arts facilitator, writer and disability inclusion & intersectionality activist and consultant.
In October 2018, Aminder's sculpture "...And the Odds & Sods." was chosen for Shape Opens Retrospective 2018 "Cumulative Effect: Disability and the welfare state" as one of Shape Art's key works during the six years of Shape Open Exhibits. Find out more here.
In 2017, Aminder was chosen as one of three lead artists for a residency with Birds of Paradise Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland. Additionally, she was also awarded the NDACA Award from Shape Arts in London during Autumn 2017, and mentored by reknown sculptor Tony Heaton OBE.
Aminder has exhibited and performed at numerous galleries and venues in London, across England and in Scotland. Aminder has performed 'Staff Infection.'(2017) at both The National Theatre of Scotland and Wimbledon SPACE. "And The Odds & Sods..." (2013) has been exhibited and toured over five venues in England. Aminder has also performed at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen as a part of Rough Mix 2016's Creative Development Residency.
During her time living in Scotland (2013-2016), she became involved in, and commissioned by, Deveron Arts for numerous talks and performances surrounding disability and art; taken part in two residencies (and performed at them) at Rough Mix 2016 in Aberdeen & BOP Artists in Glasgow; exhibited at the COAST Festival of the Arts and was commissioned by BodySurf Scotland to perform and conduct a talk around Disability in the Arts.
Aminder is currently an artist and arts facilitator for the National Saturday Art & Design Club at Cranford Community College in West London, and also at Splash! a participatory arts and community outreach programme at The Mighty Creatives.
Aminder offer's bespoke Workshops, Talks, Seminars, an Advisory Service for the Creative Arts, Art Facilitation and Tutoring, Accessibility Consultancy and much more. Aminder also welcomes Collaboration interests. You can find out more by visiting the Commissioning & Hiring page.
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