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Imran Perretta, the destructors, (2019) installation view, Spike Island, 2019. 2 channel video installation.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Max McClure


Imran Perretta in conversation with Ali Roche, Head of Commissions, Spike Island, as part of UWE/Arnolfini Art in the City series.

Imran Perretta (b. 1988, London) lives and works in London. Working across the moving-image, sound, performance and poetry, Perretta’s work addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories.

Imran was nominated for the Jarman Award in 2019 and was a winner of the Jerwood/FVU award in 2017 and a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artist Award in 2020. This year he was also named a Turner Prize Bursary winner for his most recent moving image work, the destructors.

Forthcoming and recent presentations include: the destructors, Spike Island, Bristol, Chisenhale Gallery, London, the Whitworth, Manchester and BALTIC, Gateshead (2020-21) and Rotterdam International Film Festival; AMRA (in collaboration with Paul Purgas) for Art Night London, (2020-21) The Jodphur Boom (in collaboration with Paul Purgas) for Hyperdub Records, Corsica Studios; All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (both 2019); 15 Days, Jerwood Space, London as part of the J/FVU awards, AMRA (in collaboration with Paul Purgas) for Assembly Music Festival, Somerset House, London (both 2018) and Mene Mene Tekel Parsin, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017).


Art in the City is a series of international artist’s talks co-presented by Fine Art UWE Bristol and Arnolfini.
Previous speakers include Phyllida Barlow, Jeremy Deller, Martin Creed, Rose Wylie, Martin Parr, Bob and Roberta Smith, Laure Prouvost.