Our Emotional Learning Cards now feature over 60 contemporary artists. Without their input and generous permission we wouldn't be able to produce the cards. Read more about every one of them below:
Born in Brazil, 1954 and now lives and works in Berlin. He has developed a number of ways of looking at the world which over time have provided a political edge to his work.
Through his artwork, the artist explores how Chinese culture and history is seen in Britain. His work often focuses on food, unpicking stereotypes by playfully blending together British and Chinese cuisine.www.anthonykey.net
Her work explores her personal history and her identity as a woman of Lebanese origin growing up in Britain. She uses and recycles objects to make artworks that tell tales of loss, movement, memory and migration.
Donald often used his body to explore identity and its relationship to society. The tiny house you see in his work is made from the artist’s own skin, removed during one of the many operations that he went through whilst suffering from sickle cell anaemia. He died from the illness in 1998, aged 37.
Her work explores how as individuals we inhabit a number of different cultural and social identities; how we look at people and things and in turn how they look at us.
Allora and Calzadilla
Allora & Calzadilla approach art as a set of experiments that test whether ideas such as authorship, nationality, borders, and democracy adequately describe today’s increasingly global and consumerist society.
Juan Pablo Echeverri
Juan began taking photographs of himself everyday as part of a diary project. His public photo booth portraits have been as a way of both recording and generating changes to his appearance and self-image.
Seen as an important figure within contemporary Indian art, Harsha’s work often highlights social and political inequalities. His work is wide ranging, from detailed figurative painting to site-specific installations.
A visual artist and live performer, she works to expose how frail and unstable human kind is becoming within its environment.
By playing with size and materials, she transforms homely objects that we often think of as comforting and familiar into unsettling or threatening scenes.www.permindarkaur.com
In his work Shiraz Bayjoo explores how we think about national, cultural, political, individual and collective identities.
Sokari Douglas Camp
Born in Bombay in 1954, he is well known and celebrated for his large, elegant sculptures. Most recently he has designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit; a tower that features prominently in London’s Olympic Park.
Chila Kumari Burman
Since the 80s she has been making artwork that challenges stereotypes about Asian women. She often includes images from Bollywood, fashion and popular culture in her work.
Turner prize winning artist Ofili combines different kinds of materials in his paintings including paint, resin, glitter and sometimes elephant dung. He also draws on different sources such as comics, the Bible, films and music.www.victoria-miro.com
Born in Seoul, Korea, in 1962. His sculptures often play around with scale; exploring how people experience or feel in different kinds of spaces and situations.
As well as his portraits of artists and writers, he is known for the way in which he creates iconic images that redefine how we view multiculturalism in the UK.www.franklynrodgers.com
Freddie uses techniques that we usually connect with homely activities such as knitting and embroidery. Her artworks might seem to be familiar and comforting, but they usually contain a twist.
Gayle Chong Kwan
Gayle Chong Kwan works with photography and installation to create fantastical mise-en-scene landscapes and environments out of disturbing arrangements of waste materials, sensory remains and documentary sources.
Born in 1961 in Tibet and now lives in London. In the mid 1980s he was also involved in creating a new kind of art that connects with Tibetan culture.
Kate Walters often draws the human body in ways that suggest experiences and feelings. She says that when she is making a drawing she tries to let it take a life of its own.
Laylah Ali's paintings and drawings usually show people who seem to be characters in a bigger story. Her characters are also purposefully ambiguous in terms of their ethnicity and gender.
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Born in 1972 in Brazil, her photographs focus on interactions between people and often look at people’s identities, memories and dreams.
Became well known in the 1980s for her photographs which challenge narrow, conventional views of gender and identity. In 1993 she was the first Black woman to be included in the Venice Biennale.
Mónica de Miranda
Yinka Shonibare MBE