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Karenjit Sandhu

Dr Karenjit Sandhu is Lecturer in Art at the School of Art, University of Reading. Previously, she held positions as Poet in Residence and Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey, Visiting Tutor in English and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. Her teaching specialisms include artists’ books, experimental poetry, auto-destructive art, performance art, art writing and contemporary feminism. Her PhD titled Irritation as Practice: prose poem, archive and object in the work of Gertrude Stein, John Latham, Susan Hiller, Lydia Davis, Andrea Fraser, Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw was awarded a college scholarship at Royal Holloway making her an AHRC TECHNE Associate.

Sandhu’s publications include Baby 19 (intergraphia books, 2023), Poetic Fragments from the Irritating Archive (Guillemot Press, 2022) and young girls! (the 87 press, 2021) a full-length collection based on the life of artist Amrita Sher-Gil. Her artists’ books have been collected by the Tate Archive and she has written for The Blue Notebook: Journal for Artists’ Books. She has also contributed essays to exhibition catalogues Time {τ} and Eternal Life (Sir Denis Mahon Foundation, 2020) and Red, Green and Yellow: Tim Head, Bob Law, Liliane Lijn, Wolfgang Tillmans and John Latham (Flat Time House, 2022).

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