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



2018, FAKERS, Thames-Side Studios Gallery

Organised by Erin Hughes, Holly Graham & Amba Sayal-Bennett

Artists: Victoria Adam, Cecilia Charlton, Lauren Godfrey, Holly Graham, Erin Hughes, Lauren Keeley, Milly Peck, Scarlett Platel, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Rhea Storr, Reina Sugihara

Exhibition Dates: 1-16 December 2018

Preview: Friday 30 November 2018, 6.30-8.30pm


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

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

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


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

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

Conference Papers and Talks

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


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

Awards & Residencies

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

2012, The Vivien Leigh Prize, The Ashmolean Museum

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

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

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



Saatchi Collection

Western Art Print Room Collection, Ashmolean Museum

Art Jameel



Artforum, October 2017