Amba Sayal-Bennett (b.1991) lives and works in London. She received her BFA from Oxford University and her MA in The History of Art from The Courtauld Institute. She was awarded her PhD in Art Practice and Learning from Goldsmiths and has published her practice-based research with Tate Papers. Amba is a co-founder of Cypher Billboard, an artist-run public program of site-specific billboard artworks and off-site projects based in London. She is currently an Associate Lecturer in Visual Culture at UWE Bristol.
Select solo exhibitions include: A Mechanised Thought, indigo+madder, London (2020); Every Line Makes a Cut, Carbon12, Dubai (2019); Diffraction Metis, Yve Yang Gallery, Boston (2016); and Deft Nodes, Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca (2016). Select group exhibitions include: 5th Edition, Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Slough (2021); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2021); ABSINTHE §2, Collective Ending, London (2019); Espacio, Luz y Orden, José de la Fuente, Santander (2019); A World In Vertigo, Brunel Museum, London (2019); As You Become, Exhibit 320, Delhi (2018); ROYGBIV, Kate Werble Gallery, New York (2018); and Old Rope, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2014).
Awards: Gilbert Bayes Award, Royal Society of Sculptors (2020); London Bronze New Editions, London Bronze Casting (2020); Graduate Studio Award, A.P.T (2014 – 2016); WW SOLO Award, WW Gallery (2014); The Ives Prize, Oxford University (2012); and The Vivien Leigh Prize, The Ashmolean Museum (2012).
Residencies: Arnis Residency, Arnis (2020); Cypher Carving Residency, Dorset (2019); and CERN Quantum Futures, CERN (2019).
Collections: Saatchi Collection; Western Art Print Room Collection, Ashmolean Museum; and Art Jameel.