B.1992 Works and Lives in Newcastle upon Tyne
Artist statement
Mani Kambo is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne where she grew up surrounded by Sikh tradition and ritual. Kambo is drawn to everyday rituals and precautionary actions taken from superstitions. They hold meaning and power for the artist having been passed down through the generations.
Kambo recreates ritual gestures like drawing a black dot behind your left ear or casting a cup of water around the head in a circular motion. Her work records movement and documents performative actions – the hand that creates the action, fire that reveals, water which is the purifier and eyes that perceive. These visuals are repeated throughout her work like markers linking to notions of spirituality, rebirth and the cyclical nature of life and death and reaching beyond our current existence.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Gathering intervention , Hatton Gallery, Feb 2019
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, 2019
Middlesbrough Art weekender with GOLDTAPPED, October 2018
RIFT, Vane Gallery, September 2018
Feeling Yr Thoughts, Northern Charter, August 2018
Nowt Special, Tyne Bank Brewary, August 2018
Semblance, System Gallery, July 2018
Experimental Film Festival, Middlesbrough RAOB Club (The Buffs), December 2017
Something Good, Norwhich Outpost Offsite, 2017
The Moon and Sixpence, Revisited, 2017 Screening part of Hope Stebbing Doremiresidency
Janus at 36 Lime street, Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, 8th September 2017,
Playback Touring Exhibition in association with Random Acts, numerous venues including Peckham Platform (London), Phoenix (Leicester), Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle), The Hive (Worcester), The Tetley ( Leeds), De La Warr Pavillon (Bexhill-on-Sea), Create Studios ( Swindon), March 2017- Februar 2018
Exposing Form, Part of International Womens day 2017, Vane, Commercial Union house, 2017
Video Social Club, Post Everything, part of Sea Change and The Plymouth Art Weekender,  2016
Thia/ Perpetual, Commercial Union house 4th Floor, part of The Late shows, May 2016
Laing Artists take over, Laing Art Gallery, 30th April 2016
The Moon and Six Pence, Graduate Artist in residence with Hope Stebbing, Tyneside Cinema Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2016
‘Praxis Emerging Arists’, Group exhibition, Praxis Gallery, Commercial Union House, Newcastle, 2015
Re[Fit], Collaborative book, cassette and film with Lauren Vevers, Newbridge books, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2015
‘Film screening’, Kino Moviemento Berlin, kreuzberg, 2015
‘IckleFilm Festival’, Short film festival, Dundee, 2015
‘Free Range’ Group Exhibition at Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, 2015
‘Northumbria Fine Art Degree Show’, Exhibition at Northumbria University and Gallery North, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2015
‘Perplex, Group’ Exhibition, Unit 45 Hoults yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2014
Woodland walk, Temporary installation, Alnwick Gardens, Northumberland, 2013 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
DYCP:  Arts Council England and National Lottery Funding 2020
Bursary from Eclipse through the Slate Play Pot 2019-2020
Zabludowicz Collection: 2020 Masterclass
Shortlisted for Dover Art Prize Fund 2019
Associate Membership at Newbridge 2018-2019 & 2020-2021 
A-N Mentoring Programme 2018 - 2019
RIFT and Semblance, 2018, Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Beyond Open door residency, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, 2018
Janus at 36 Lime street, 2017, Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
i o u a e  online residency 2017
Praxis Gallery resident for August 2017
Lady Betty Martin Fund, 2017
Towards a summoning, commissioned by Tyneside Cinema, True North, HOME. Funded by Arts Council England, 2017
In Cahoots Residency, Hoults Yard, 2016
Tyneside Cinema Graduate Artist in Residence with Hope Stebbing, in partnership with Northumbria University. October 2015 - January 2016
[Re]Fit, funding awarded by The writing squad, 2015
Best First Filmpoem and Audience Pick for Read Our Lips:Filmpoem Competition, Apples and Snakes, Middlesborough, 2015
Graduate Studio Northumbria member, September 2014-2015
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