About The Singh Twins
The Singh Twins are internationally renowned British artists whose award-winning work which challenges generally accepted, Eurocentric perceptions of heritage and identity in art and society, has been cited by art historian Sir Simon Schama as representing the artistic face of modern Britain. As Honorary Citizens of Liverpool and recipients of an MBE and three Honorary Doctorates, their ‘outstanding contribution to British art’ has been acknowledged at the highest level and features in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Media coverage includes interviews for The Guardian and Independent; guest appearances on Woman’s Hour, The One Show, Graysons Art Club; the BBC’s Face of Britain and Civilizations series and two commissioned arts documentaries.
Their work is in collections worldwide. Amongst their most well known public commissions are two paintings celebrating Liverpool’s 800th birthday and status as European Capital of Culture in 2008; a portrait of Maharaja Duleep Singh (National Museums Scotland collection); and ‘EnTWINed’ (Museum of London collection). Past exhibitions include solo shows at London’s National Portrait Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, National Museums Scotland and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi and Mumbai. In 2016 The Singh Twins were invited to contribute to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and their commission for the Museum of London was selected for Tate Britain’s Artist and Empire International touring exhibition. In 2018 their hit exhibition Slaves of Fashion (described as “a triumph of how to make boldly political art which doesn’t shout at its audience, but makes them want to discover the truth for themselves”), attracted over 105,000 visitors at it’s launch venue alone. They were subsequently commissioned by Royal Collections Trust to create an artwork for the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace exhibition, Splendours of the Subcontinent.