Somerset House Studios resident

Imran Perretta

Artist whose work addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories.

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Brothertobrother, 2017, HDstillC, Courtesy of Artist
Brothertobrother, 2017, HDstillC, Courtesy of Artist

Imran’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses sound, performance, poetry and the moving image. Recent shows include ‘696’ for Studio_RCA, London, 'brother to brother' for JVA Solo Presentations at the Jerwood Space, London, ‘it wasn’t a crash, in the usual sense’, at Arcadia Missa, London and ‘Pale News’, a collaboration with Milo van der Maaden, commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and performed in Victoria Park, London. Other recent exhibitions include ‘5percent’ for Copenhagen Art Week, Denmark, and 'Devotions' at MOT International Project Space, London. Alongside his residency at Somerset House Studios, Imran will also be an artist-in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre in late 2017.

Brothertobrother, 2017, HDstillC, Courtesy of Artist
Brothertobrother, 2017, HDstillC, Courtesy of Artist

‘Perretta’s work [is] concerned with embodied representations…a critique of minimalist infatuation with ‘pure’ aesthetic statement[s] made at the expense of considering the provenance of materials and the industrial systems of oppression of which they are part…’

Art Monthly 
DESH, 2016, HD Still, Courtesy of Artist
DESH, 2016, HD Still, Courtesy of Artist

At Somerset House Studios, Imran will be further experimenting with sound and the moving image, exploring the relationship between the cinematic, the sonic and the biopolitical. 

Pale News, Chisenhale in Collaboration with Milo van der Maaden, Photo by Sam Nightingale
Pale News, Chisenhale in Collaboration with Milo van der Maaden, Photo by Sam Nightingale