Simranpreet Anand


Simranpreet Anand is an artist, curator, and cultural worker creating and working on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (Vancouver). She holds a BFA Honours in Visual Arts along with a second major in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. As the daughter of immigrant parents, raised in a diasporic Punjabi community, Simranpreet’s childhood was filled with cross-cultural tension that cultivated an interest in the relationships between culture, familial history, and subjective experience. She considers it urgent to confront systemic racism and parallel settler colonial structures in her work. Approaching these realities through their relationships to misunderstanding, failure, humour, boundaries, and language as a way of bringing to the surface conversations that can be uncomfortable or remain buried. Her work is informed by her familial and community histories, often working with materials and concepts drawn from the histories of Punjabis and the Punjabi diaspora. Alongside her studio practice, she is currently the Exhibitions Assistant at Western Front. She works on writing projects for Rungh and is an active part of their Archive Creation Group. She is committed to a socially-engaged practice, having worked on community engagement and education projects with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Burrard Arts Foundation, documenta 14, the Hatch Art Gallery, Arts Umbrella, the Surrey Art Gallery, and SFU Galleries.

Last updated: May 7, 2024