Kaila Bhullar (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist and experimental filmmaker based out of the stolen traditional territories of three Local First Nations: the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) tribes.
Bhullar specializes in editing, photography, mixed media, and audiovisual work. With a particular interest in abstraction and digitally-based art forms, they use art-making as an introspective tool that explores various internal dispositions concerning identity and the positionings of our physical bodies. As a queer and biracial individual, they are interested in analyzing cultural binaries and norms, using their practice as a vessel to bridge the gaps within the complexities of personal identity; as well as contextualizing feelings of disconnect and dissociation that arise as an extension of these investigations. These inquiries into the self often manifest as collages of varying forms and multimedia installations.
CURRENT, PAST & UPCOMING
I Spy…2022 (A Disposable Camera Project), UNIT/PITT, 2022
Digital Interventions [Part 1: Heterotopias], Massy Arts Gallery, 2022
BFA Project 2022: Everyone is Happening Always, Audain Gallery, 2022
Cinematheque Filmmaking Showcase, The Polygon Gallery, 2022
ARTS 2022 / Category 5 Transformation, Surrey Art Gallery (in association with the Arts Council of Surrey), 2022
Small File Media Festival, SFU, 2020
LINKS / PUBLICATIONS / SELECTED PRESS
Contact at a Distance // Mediating Vessels at Massy Arts, REISSUE, 2022
SCA Berlin Field School, 2022
Meet The Team, F-O-R-M [Festival of Recorded Movement], 2022
Insider Series: Karin Jones, Burrard Arts Foundation, 2021
The Peak, 2019-2021
KPU Fine Arts exchange program, 2017