Jaskirt Boora is an award-winning visual artist whose work focuses on a socially engaged practice, working with local communities in the West Midlands. She is interested in celebrating untold stories while exploring visual representations of gender, ethnicity and place.  

In view of the impact of COVID-19, Boora has a renewed sense of purpose to focus on creating workthat can have a positive effect in her communities.  Current projects include ‘I Am Free’, a collaboration with women's refuge Birmingham Crisis Centre, and the Arts Council England funded ‘People, Place and Sport’. Both projects include a new series of workshops that centre the stories of women and young girls.

Boora’s work has been exhibited nationally, including Wembley stadium and Manchester’s people museum, and has been widely published, including in The Sunday Times. Boora has also been the recipient of awards including the Photo Imaging Council Award and the Magnum & Ideas Tap Sports Award. 

For more information on Jaskirt's work, to get in touch regarding commissions or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

Awards, Commissions & Artist Residencies

  • Photo Imaging Council Award - Women's Football body of work
  • Ideas Tap & Magnum Sports Award - Everyday Olympian body of work
  • Mac (Midland Art Centre) labs - artist residency
  • Terre Sont Frontiere, Tangier, Morroco - artist residency
  • Fierce Festival - artist residency
  • Kalaboration & Cultural Olympiad funding award for Everyday Olympian.
  • Arts Council England Funding for British Asian Musicians.
  • Multistory commission for the Blast! Photography Festival 2019, for 'Mitti Di Khushboo'
  • GRAIN Projects commission Birmingham Lockdown Stories, 2020.
  • HG31 Homegrown commission for women’s refuge workshops, working in partnership with Birmingham Crisis Centre, 2020-21.
  • 2020-21 Coventry Culture commission to photograph cyclists for the Gearing Up exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum and along the Coventry canals from Jan-July 2021.
  • Arts Council England funded People, Place and Sport project, 2021. Working in Partnership with Multistory.
  • Leading GRAIN Project workshops with Coventry Migrant and refugee Centre and youth group Grapevine, 2021.

Exhibitions

Boora's work has been exhibited widely in group and individual exhibitions. Here are some of the places it has been exhibited:

  • Lightwoods house, as part of the Blast! Photography Festival 2019
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Ethihad Stadium
  • Manchester's People Museum
  • Derby Format Festival, 2011
  • Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton
  • The Public, West Bromwich
  • Coventry University Gallery
  • St Brendan's, Bristol
  • South Korea
  • UN Headquarters NY
  • Tangier Cinematoque, Morrocco
  • The Drum, Birmingham
  • New Arts Exchange, Nottingham
  • Digbeth Art Gallery, Birmingham
  • AOP Gallery, London
  • Foto8 Summershow, London
  • Nishkam Centre, Soho Road, Birmingham

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