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Laila Majid (b. 1996) explores the ways in which images, objects and surfaces are imbued with desire, considering how our material and visual cultures leave traces on and within our bodies. Through this, she interrogates the boundaries of the corporeal and the desire to shape-shift beyond them.

Education:
2021-22
University of Oxford, MSt in Film Aesthetics  (ongoing)

2019-21
Slade School of Fine Art, MA Fine Art (Distinction)

2015-18
Chelsea College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art (First Class Honours)

2015
Central Saint Martins, Foundation Diploma Art and Design (Distinction)

Solo Exhibitions:
2020
healthy pink, Springseason, London

2019
hold my hand by the tail, Transition Two, London

Select Group Exhibitions:
2021
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Firstsite, Colchester and South London Gallery, London
NUDE, Fotografiska, Stockholm
Creep Vector, Virtual livestream, Gossamer Fog, London

2020
Shift, Flatpack Space, Oxfordshire

2019
Sour Persimmons Chasm, Ex-Baldessarre, Bedford
We Sing The Body Electric, Gallery 46, London
Hydrangea, Underground Flower, Nakhon Ratchasima

2018
THEN OUTSIDE FROM NOW INSIDE, Chaos Magic Space, Nottingham
Chelsea College of Art and Design Undergraduate Degree Show, London

2017
Translations, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
SEN5.0, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern Switch House, London
Feel Your Face Pulsate, 32 Kidbrooke Grove, London

2015
Strangelove Moving Image Festival, Central Saint Martins, London

Online/Press:
2021
Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition review, Ben Luke, Evening Standard
Pietra Galli in Conversation with Laila Majid, Coeval Magazine

2020
Shoes in Cinema- Dr. Shahidha Bari in conversation with Laila Majid, Art of Costume Podcast Series

2019
SEE SOME ALLURINGLY GROTESQUE PICTURES OF TONGUES, photography and moving image commission, Dazed Beauty Magazine

Awards/Bursaries:
2021
Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Omni Colour Artist’s Grant
2020
Emerging artists’ grant and film commission, The Elephant Trust