Vishal Jugdeo

Part-time Lecturer

Vishal Jugdeo is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, installation, performance and sculpture to approach narrative in experimental ways. Weaving together strategies from television, documentary and narrative cinema, theater and set design, he emphasizes the physical and psychical space around moving images, revealing the infinitely mediated process through which we interpret and understand the unfolding present. He has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the ICA Philadelphia, LAXART, Los Angeles, Western Front, Vancouver and 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica. Major commissioned works have been featured in Performa 13, New York, Made in LA 2012 at the Hammer Museum Los Angeles and the California Biennial 2010 at the Orange County Museum of Art. Notable group exhibitions include Witte De With Center for Contemporary Arts, Rotterdam, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, INOVA, Milwaukee, Oakville Galleries, Oakville Ontario and Vox Populi, Philadelphia. Critical texts have been written on his work in Artforum, Frieze, ArtReview, FlashArt, Bidoun, Art Papers, BlackFlash, X-Tra, among others. Jugdeo has taught at UCLA, USC, California State University Long Beach, CalArts and Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He completed an MFA at UCLA, and a BFA at Simon Fraser University. He was a 2015 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, and has received grants and awards from Art Matters, Artadia, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, California Community Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles and the Canada Council for the Arts. He has attended he Skowhegan and BOFFO residencies, and will be a MacDowell Colony Fellow in Fall 2017.