Sayan Chanda

Sayan reimagines votive objects, folk narratives and indigenous rituals as hybrid ambiguous forms that function as totems, portals and talismans. Deploying tapestry weaving, stitching, dyeing and hand-building, he works intuitively with fibre and clay giving physical forms to his anxieties, mythologies, and individual and collective memory. His works exist as relics; vestiges of working through inner monologues, that sit outside of place, culture and period.

Sayan is from Kolkata, India. He lives and works in London. He studied Textile Design at the National Institute of Design, India and Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts (UK)

His work has been shown internationally at Jhaveri Contemporary, (2022), South London Gallery (2021); Saatchi Gallery (2021); Nature Morte (2021); Frieze, London (2022); Art Dubai (2023) and Commonage Projects (2022). His work is part of the British Textile Biennial 2023. He will attend the Thread artist residency run by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Senegal in 2023 and the Cove Park Funded Residency in 2024.