Amba Sayal-Bennett (1991)

Lives and Works in London



2014 – 2018 PhD Art Practice & Learning, Goldsmiths 

2018 – 2020 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art

2012 – 2013 MA History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art

2009 – 2012 BFA Fine Art, Oxford University


Forthcoming Exhibitions

2019, Every Line Makes a Cut, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE (solo)

2020, Abducting The Priestess Might Solve Your Crops, Ergo Collective, Athens, GR

Current Exhibitions

2019, Bounds, Cypher BILLBOARD x Skelf,

2019, Odds, TOMA, Southend, GB

Solo Exhibitions

2017, Plane Maker, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE

2016, Diffraction Metis, Yve Yang Gallery, Boston, US

2016, Deft Nodes, Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2014, Parallax, Centre for Arts and Learning, Goldsmiths, London, GB

2014, Users and Borrowers and Keepers, Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, ES


Select Group Exhibitions

2019, ABSINTHE §2, Spit and Sawdust, London, UK

2019, Espacio, Luz y Orden, José de laFuente, Santander, ES

2019, A Plot for the Multiverse, Indigo+Madder, London, UK

2019, Carousel, The Koppel Project Central, London, UK

2019, Week 1, Instituting Otherwise Project Space, Delhi, IN

2019, And Proceed To Fill The Next Fold, The Future, Galleri 21, Malmö, SE

2019, A World In Vertigo, Brunel Museum, London, GB

2019, WIP, Royal College of Art, London, GB

2018, FAKERS, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London, GB

2018, RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, GB

2018, Some Places Exist Only Once, Schimmel Projects Art Centre, Dresden, DE

2018, Opening Remarks, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, SA

2018, As You Become, Exhibit 320, Delhi, IN

2018, When You Travel in Time, Leave Nothing Behind, Lewisham Art House, London, GB

2018, To Our Fellow Artists and Poets Who Are Confused About Which Way to Go, Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2018, ROYGBIV, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, US

2017, Pictures of Nothing, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2017, Meaningful Vision, Pembroke College, Oxford, GB

2017, Drifting Here and Now, Here I Am Art Space, Dalian, CN

2016, As You Can See, Exhibit 320, Delhi, IN

2016, Backdrop, Wilsnacker Strasse, Berlin, DE

2016, Mind Out, A.P.T. Gallery, London, GB

2015, UK/raine: Emerging Artists From the UK and Ukraine, Saatchi Gallery, London, GB

2015, Xenotpoia, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, GB

2015, Avant-Craft, Pal Zileri, London, GB

2015, Twentieth, A.P.T. Gallery, London, GB

2014, Mineshaft, Bunker, London, GB

2014, Old Rope ,  Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, GB

2014, Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, GB 

2014, Morphol Scowl, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, GB 

2014, Switch, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag, NL

2012, Saatchi New Sensations, Victoria House, London, GB

2012, The Ruskin Degree Show, The Old Power Station, Oxford, GB


2019, An Unusual Arrangement, Contemporary Collaborations at Robert Young Antiques, London, GB

2019, Mess Machine, a collaboration with Ralph Hunter-Menzies, UKYA City Takeover, Nottingham, GB

2017, The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, GB

2017, Crazy Talk, a collaboration with Ralph Hunter-Menzies, Cypher BILLBOARD, London, GB

Conference Papers and Talks

2019, Artists in Conversation, with Adwait Singh, Nupur Mathur and Sohrab Hura, IO Project Space, New Delhi, IN

2017, Artist Talk, Cypher Collective, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, GB

2017, Artist Talk, Honorarium by ASC Arts & Humanities Large Grant, Ohio State University, US

2016, Artist Talk, Vinay Sharma Studio, Jaipur, IN

2016, Artist Talk, Yve Yang Gallery, Boston, US

2015, Conference Paper, Discourse, Power, Resistance 15: Creative Spaces For Collective Voices, Goldsmiths, University of London, GB

Published Research

Amba Sayal-Bennett, 'Diffractive Analysis: Embodied Encounters in Contemporary Artistic Video Practice', Tate Papers, no.29, Spring 2018

Awards and Residencies

2019, Cypher Carving Residency, Cypher Collective, Dorset, GB

2014 – 2016, Graduate Studio Award, A.P.T

2014, Griffin Art Prize, Griffin Gallery, Short-listed

2014, WW SOLO Award, WW Gallery

2012, Red Mansion Art Prize, Short-listed

2012, The Ives Prize, The Queen’s College, Oxford University

2012, The Vivien Leigh Prize, The Ashmolean Museum

2011, The Slingsby Prize, The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, Short-listed

2010, The Michel Scholarship, The Queen’s College, Oxford University

2010, The Geoffrey Rhodes Prize, The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University



Saatchi Collection

Western Art Print Room Collection, Ashmolean Museum

Art Jameel


Selected Press

Artforum, October 2017