Vishal Jugdeo, Goods Carrier, 2012. Courtesy of Thomas Solomon Gallery and the artist.
Vishal Jugdeo (b. 1979, Regina, Canada) is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, interested in productive miscommunications, slips in language and how they can act as structural devices within narrative. The starting point for his recent work has involved traveling to the sites of his colonial history, including India and most recently Guyana, where ancestors emigrated to as indentured laborers during British rule. He has exhibited widely, including exhibitions at Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), Hammer Museum, LAXART (both Los Angeles), The Western Front (Vancouver) and the Armory Center for Arts (Pasadena).