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My Virtual Daughter: Indian girl, Italian paper, Pakistani silk

My Virtual Daughter: Indian girl,

Italian paper, Pakistani silk

Silkscreen print, embroidered silk thread

My Virtual Daughter began as a found photograph taken by an unknown itinerant Indian photographer, now in the collection of Delhi-based curator Satish Sharma.  Positioned in one of Kedleston Hall's opulent rooms, The Wardrobe, the image sits amongst the intimate 'cabinet' pictures as a melancholic meditation on lost identities, imagined histories and forgotten geographies. 

Bharti Parmar

Bharti Parmar is a visual artist and academic living and working in the UK who has exhibited widely for over twenty five years. Her work is about the intersections between art and craft and is informed by an interest in race and the poetics of museological objects.

Her concerns are situated partly within the Surrealist-derived engagement with the ‘overlooked’ (once popular artforms or amateur art practices), and also within non-Eurocentric perspectives and debates, to thinking about art and culture. The work is presented in a variety of formats ranging from print, photographic installation, sculpture to embroidery.

Bharti Parmar was born in Leeds, UK in 1966 and studied at the Royal College of Art London. She has a doctorate in fine art which examines the poetics of Victorian material culture.

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