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Rupinder Kaur Waraich

Artist in Residence 2023


Rupinder Kaur Waraich  (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist. Based in Birmingham, UK  her work often focuses on womanhood, language and history. She is particularly interested in exploring the feminine narrative and gaze through the power of storytelling with her different artistic disciplines from poetry, writing, performing, and acting. Rupinder’s debut poetry book Rooh (2018) was published with Verve Poetry Press. In 2020 Rupinder was awarded DYCP from Arts Council England to work on her next poetry collection. Rupinder’s poetry has been published in SPAKE Dialect and Voices from the West Midlands, Lumin Journal, Wild Court, Under the Radar Magazine, Wasafiri, and others.  Rupinder’s one-woman show Imperfect, Perfect Woman debuted at Wolverhampton Literature Festival in 2022.

She is the founder of Azaad Arts and co-founder of Gully Collective. Rupinder has also been a BBC New Creative and developed the audio piece ‘The Girls that Hide and Seek’. She has also written a paper on predominant Panjabi Poetess Amrita Pritam which has been published by Routledge India in their Writer Provocateur series. In 2022 she was part of Kali Theatre Discovery program (2021-2022), India-UK Creative Industries at 75 (2022), and Tara Theatre, Artists Make Space (2022). Rupinder co-wrote and acted in the short film ‘The Two Artists’ which will be having its premiere at the UK Asian Film Festival in May 2023.

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JOYA Arte + Ecología, Sierra Maria, Almeria, Spain - May 2022

Preet Nagar, Amritsar, India - February 2023

Art House Holland, Netherlands - March 2023 

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