Chila Kumari Burman

Curriculum Vitae

Chila Kumari Burman

Brought up in Liverpool and educated at the Slade School of Art in London, Chila Kumari Burman has worked experimentally across printmaking, painting, sculpture, photography and film since the mid-1980s. She draws on fine and pop art imagery in intricate multi-layered works which explore Asian femininity and her personal family history, and where Bollywood bling merges with childhood memories.
The Bindi Girls are a series of female figures composed almost entirely of colourful and glittery bindis, gems and crystals. Meticulously handcrafted and embellished, they suggest a powerful yet playful femininity. From bindis and other fashion accessories to ice cream cones and ice lolly wrappers, Chila often uses everyday materials in her work, giving new meaning to items which others may see as worthless, cheap or kitsch.
Ice Cream has a particular significance in her work and references her childhood in Liverpool where her father, who arrived as an immigrant from India in the 1950s, owned an ice cream van and was a popular figure as he drove around selling ice cream for over thirty years. As well as paying homage to her father, her Ice Cream works evoke the awakening of her own creative spirit when as a child she would help out in the ice cream van and became immersed in a world of colour, flavour and materials.
Chila Kumari Burman’s work is held in a number of public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Trust in London, and the Devi Foundation in New Delhi.


1980-1982: MA in Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London.
1976-1979: Bachelor of Honors Arts degree in Fine Art Printmaking, Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Metropolitan University)
1975: Foundation Course in Art, Southport College of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions and Special Commissions
2017- April 2018 Iluminating India, Science Museum

2017 Dec 1st to Dec 21st "Dada And The Punjabi Princess, Attenborough Centre,  Leicester
2017 permanent - 2 Commissioned works, Wellcome Kitchen - Wellcome Collection

2017 Self - Portrait in Sugar, MAK Gallery, London

2017 ART NIGHT, East London

2017 Beyond Pop, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

2017 Artworks, 1830 Gallery, Halifax

2017 Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

2017 Grace Belgravia, London

2017 Pop Art Exhibition , Wolverhampton Art Gallery

2016 Absolute! - Grace Belgravia, London

2015 MAJAJINI RichMix London

2015 MY RANGILI Merry-go-round Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre

2014 THIS IS NOT ME Cookhouse Gallery London
2013 GENDER MATTERS Brunei Gallery SOAS London

2013 ICE CREAM and BINDI GIRLS Alchemy Festival Southbank- Foyer Queen Elizabeth Hall London

2013 CONTEMPORARY ART WORK/DESIGN for Mike Tattersell,s TUK TUK "Indie Ices" top 5 best looking Street food vehicles 2013 by British Street Food Awards

2013 SPACE STUDIOS Deborah House Retrospective summer

2012 The St.Pauls Way Centre, Poplar HARCA, London
2011 Fragments of my Imagination Paradox Gallery, Singapore, toured to Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (exhibition catalogue)
2010 Chila Burman’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition USURP Gallery, London
2009- 2010 Roast Restaurant, Floral Hall, Borough Market, London
2008 A Selection of Chila Burman's paintings, prints and drawings Huyton Gallery Library, Knowlsey, Liverpool
2007 Valentine Crush, Tamarai Restaurant Space, London
Prints I've Made... Desi Stylee londonprintstudio, London
2006 CANDY-POP & JUICY LUCY Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London (Iniva education project) (exhibition catalogue)
2005 - 2007 Damascus and Aleppo British Council touring exhibition

2005 Chila Kumari Burman, 1995-present Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester
2004 Material Serendipity Plymouth Arts Centre (exhibition catalogue, Lynda Nead) toured to Cecil Higgins Gallery + Museum, Bedford, Nottingham: New Art Exchange (Apna Arts)
2003 Points of View Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Perfect Fit Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Art, University of Bath
DNAsia, Watermans Art Centre, London
Representing the World. Permanent commission, Foyer, BBC Bush House, London
Enchanting the Icon Sakshi Gallery. (exhibition catalogue, Marta Jakimowicz)
2002 Visual Autobiographies Rich Mix, London (exhibition catalogue, Leverhulme artist in residence)
2001 Flirt Admit One Gallery, New York
1999 Hello Girls! Andrew Mummery Gallery London; Northbrook College of Technology;
Bretton Hall, Leeds University; Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester
1999 28 Positions in 34 Years Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1998 Chila Kumari Burman, 1985-1998 One Spirit Gallery, Wood Green, London
Genders and Nations (with Shirin Neshat) Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell
University, New York State (exhibition catalogue, Katy Deepwell)
1997 Ice Cream and Magic The Pump House, People’s History Museum, Manchester
1996 Between the Visible and Invisible National College of the Arts Lahore, Pakistan
1995 28 Positions in 34 Years (retrospective touring show) Camerawork, London; Liverpool Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Oldham Art Gallery; Huddersfield Art Gallery; Street Level Gallery, Glasgow; Cardiff Technical College, Cardiff; Watermans Arts Centre, London.
1995 Erotic Visual Tumult Wood Green Library, London
1993 Body Weapons installation, Seven Vintappres GR3, Stockholm, Sweden
1992 RIP, CUT, CURL Radical Hair Gallery, London
1990 RANI Horizon Gallery, London
1988 One Draw One Spirit Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

"The Great Print Exhibition" - Rheged Centre, 17th Nov 2017- 18th Feb 2018

"Coming Out - "Sexuality, Gender, Identity Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, 2nd Dec 2017- 15th April 2018

2017/18 "The Past is Now and The Britìsh Empire" Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, 28th Oct - March 2018

"Which Way North" Great Exhibition of the North @Great North Museum, 22nd June - 9th Sept 2018

"Wilderness Way" Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, 17th June - 8th May 2017

"The Place is Here " Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, 17th June - 8th Oct 2017

"The Place is Here" South London Art Gallery 22nd June - 10th Sept 2017


Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool

Nottingham. Contemporary, Nottingham.

Light Night Liverpool
Columbo biennale "Conceiving Space"

THE 1980S Today's Beginnings? Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Back to Black , Wolverhampton Art Gallery

British Council collection Exhibition, British Council Gallery New Delhi

Black Art in Focus, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

THE 1980S Today's Beginnings? Van Abbe Museum, Ntherlands

BRITISH COUNCIL IN NEW DEHLI with Wallinger, Opie, Kossoff, Auerbach, Deller, Caulfield
ART 15 Olympia London

NO COLOUR BATR Guildhall Art Gallery Celebrates Black British Art 1960 -1990
"This work by Chila Kumari Burman is one of the most striking on display."  Tabish Khan, Londonist

MTV RE-DEFINE ART and ROCK n ROLL Dallas Contemporary with Goss Michael Foundation

WELLCOME TRUST Restaurant summer

SPECTACULAR SANGEET Surrey Art gallery Canada

LIVE AUCTION Curwen and New Academy Gallery London

ITS A CUT UP The Gallery at Flannels Leeds

WONDERLAND Veda Gallery @ Park Hyatt Chennai India

RESONANCE Fm RADIO Clear Spot interview 8pm

LPS 1F, London Print Studio
pREpellers, OED gallery, Kerala, Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Latitude 28 gallery exhibit, Delhi Art Fair
pREpellers Art and Soul gallery, Chennai, curated by Kavita Balakrishnan (online catalogue) []
Struggle(s) Maison Particuliere, Brussels
Seeing In Colour British Council Touring Show, Bottega-Gallery Kiev, Centre for Urban History, Lviv, Ukraine; Academy of Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia; Academy of Fine Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan (exhibition catalogue)
ORIENTATIONS trajectories in Indian Art FOUNDATION DE11 LIJNEN, Oudenburg, Belgium, curated by Deepak Ananth (exhibition catalogue)
NINE: Her magic square The Viewing Room Gallery, Mumbai
A Missing History Aicon Gallery, London
Naissance Usurp Gallery, London
Taking Issue Cardiff University
Does Size Matter? Latitude 28 Gallery, New Delhi
Mumbai Expo Mumbai
British Subjects Neuberger Museum of Art, New York
Dubai Art Fair
Bodhi Art Gallery, New York
Candy Culture/Confectionaries and Conurbations 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok
Seeing Dragons in the Clouds The Harley Gallery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Trigger Woolwich Arsenal
BECKS FUTURES, Manchester. Ice-Cream van presented as part of site-specific installation with music. A Contemporary Art Society commission
Bollywood Scunthorpe Art Gallery
Angels in the Studio, Slade Women Artists Cecil Higgins Gallery, London
Originals 04 The Contemporary Printmaking Show, Mall Galleries, London
Hybrid Royal Overseas League, Piccadilly, London
Women and Representation Sakshi Gallery, Banglore, India
ARCO 2003 (with Sunil Gupta), Andrew Mummery Gallery and Hammer Sidi
Points of View Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings
History Revision Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
Platform for the Arts London Underground
Art of Nations Visual Arts Centre, North Lincolnshire
A Thousand Ways of Being: Memory and Presence in the Arts of Diaspora October Gallery, London
Space Cooks @ Fresh Art 2002
Private View London Print Studio and Kent Institute of Higher Education
In Print Cardiff, Wales
Curio Hanbury Street, London
Stitched Up Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms
First Valencia Biennial Valencia
RCA Secret Royal College of Art, London
Art 2001 Business and Design Center, London
Evolution in contemporary printmaking Feren Art Gallery, Hull
South Asian Women of the Diaspora Queens Library, New York
In-Print Quay Art, Hull (Ferens Art Gallery) (exhibition catalogue)
Explorations of the Environment: Landscape Redefined Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, Florida
Wish I was Here Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (exhibition catalogue)
Movin’ On Up Andrew Mummery Gallery
Text and Subtext Earl-Lu Gallery, Lasalle-SIA University, Singapore toured to Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia in 2000 and Ostiasiataka Museet (Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities) Stockholm in 2001, Sternersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway and Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; X-ray Art Centre (Rui Wen Hua Yi Shu Zhong Xin), Beijing, China in 2002. (exhibition catalogue)
A Grand Design Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Sister India exhibition, club night of Asian performers and artists, touring the UK
Crown Jewels Berlin, NGBK; Hamburg, Kampnagel, Germany (exhibition catalogue, curated by Iris Mahnke and Angelika Osterwalder)
000 Zero Zero Zero Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Art Karaoke Dream Stealers Evolution Club, London
Out of India Queens Museum, New York
Khoj International Workshop, Sikribagh Modinager, India
Art in Freedom Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Revelations and Performance Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Tourists in our own Lands Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada (exhibition catalogue)
You and Me Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall
North Current Museum of Varberg, Sweden and Gedok-Haus, Lubeck, Germany
Transforming the Crown Studio Museum, Harlem and Bronx Museum, New York
South Asian Artists Transcultural Gallery, Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Portrait of our Mothers French Institute, London, touring to Paris and Edinburgh (exhibition catalogue)
Uncommon Thread Civic Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Under Different Skies Oksenhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo-Genetic, Review the Lens of History Street Level Gallery, Glasgow
Cominex Camera (with Tiong Ang and Vong Phaophanit) Withzenhaufen Gallery, Amsterdam
Digital Equinox Custard Factory, Birmingham
With Your Own Face On It Plymouth Arts Centre, Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery, Watermans Art Centre, London (exhibition catalogue)
Fifth Havana Biennale Havana, Cuba
Femme Noir 21st Century British Council, Manchester
Recontres Au Noir Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank Centre and Ministry of Sound, London
My Grandmother, My Mother, Myself Southampton City Art Gallery and Sandton Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (exhibition catalogue)
Transition of Riches Southampton City Art Gallery, Birmingham City Art Gallery and touring (exhibition catalogue)
Fine Material for a Dream Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston and touring (exhibition catalogue)
Confrontations Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall (exhibition catalogue)
Back of Beyond/ Keeping Together The Pavilion, Leeds (exhibition catalogue)
Recontres Au Noir International Photo Festival, Arles, France and Washington DC, USA
The Circular Dance Arnolfini, Bristol and touring (exhibition catalogue)
Let the Canvas Come to Life with Dark Faces Coventry City Art Gallery and touring
Heroes and Heroines Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Fabled Territories Leeds City Art Galleries and touring (exhibition catalogue)
Black Art: New Directions Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery
Along the Lines of Resistance Rochdale Art Gallery and touring (exhibition catalogue)
Animal Liberation: The Centre of the Circle Rochdale Art Gallery (exhibition catalogue)
The Medium and the Message, Five Women Printmakers Rochdale Art Gallery (exhibition catalogue)
Numaish Lalit Kala Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (exhibition catalogue)
The Devils Feast Chelsea School of Art, London
The Image Employed The Cornerhouse, Manchester (exhibition catalogue)
Artists Against Apartheid Royal Festival Hall, London
The Thin Black Line ICA, London
Indian Artists UK Festival of India, The Barbican, London
Black Women Time Now Battersea Arts Centre, London
Creation for Liberation Brixton Art Gallery, London
Stowells Trophy Royal Academy, London
New Contemporaries ICA, London

Activities, Awards & Residencies

2017 Honorary Doctor of University of the Arts London
In recognition of outstanding contribution to the field of Art

2017 Honorary Fellowship  by University of the Arts London

2017 Arts Council award for 'Dada and the Punjab princess'
2016 Arts Council

ART CHENNAI Artist in Residence and exhibition, pREpellers, curated by Kavita Balakrishnan, Art Chennai
2011-2012 Artist in Residence, Poplar HARCA centre, London
Jan 2004 to present Board member, Richmix London (Vice-Chair, 2008-2010)
Feb 2009 to Mar 2010 Artist in Residence, Leverhulme award, University of East London
Jan 2006 to Dec 2009 Resident Artist, Villiers High School, Southall, London
2007 Arts Council
2006 Wellcome Trust, Asian Routes and Remedies
2005 Bedford Borough Council, Artist in Residence
2004 Arts Council Individual Artists Award, Punk and Ice Cream and Arts and Business Award, Bedford Residency
2003-2004 Cecil Higgins Gallery, Artist in Residence
2000 Tower Hamlets Arts, Research Travel Award to Dhaka, Bangladesh
‘Cabinet of Curiousities’ Artist in Residence, Asia
1996 Artist in Residence, National College of the Arts Lahore, Pakistan leading to exhibition Between the Visible and Invisible
1995 Pop Mass n’ subculture, Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada
and ANC Award for travel/participation in Johannesburg Biennale.
1994 New Horizons Award for Established Artists, Gulbenkian Foundation
and British Council travel award, for participation in Fifth Havana Biennale, Cuba.
1988 Artist in Residence, Haringay Black Arts Forum, London
1985 Artist in Residence, Southall Asian and Afro-Caribbean Arts Collective


“India Illuminated“ commissioned by Science Museum

Wellcome Trust Commission


St Paul's Way Community Centre - Poplar HARCA

‘Identity and Weavers Field, Arts of Change’ Bethnal Green Technical College, London
‘Building Bridges’ Hackney Community College, London
Float for the Thames Festival, Emergency Exit Arts, London
‘Crossing the Parallels’ Silent People’s Theatre, Southampton
‘Ghetto Stars’ Tate Modern, Workshop, Education Department
‘Fresh Art’ Tower Hamlets, Summer University
‘LXE9 Art and Light’ Homerton High Street, light installation in Hackney Hospital
Etched glass door and banner for entrance to Kobi Nazrul Centre, London
Club Visuals at Tower Hamlets Summer University, London
‘The little Room with Big questions’ Civil Theatre, Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Mid-Pennine Art C2K, Artist in Residence
‘Sister India’ Queen Elizabeth Hall II, South Bank, London
Mural for Nine Acres School, Plumstead, London
One Love, outside Finsbury Park Youth Club, London
The Roundhouse Mural Project, Camden, London
Southall Black Resistance Mural, in collaboration with Keith Piper

Selected Film and Video projects by Chila Kumari Burman
2006 Director Candy Pop and Juicy Lucy 7' Funded by Arts Council of England
Screened at Stephen Lawrence Gallery 2006, Nottingham New Art Exchange 2007, Delhi Art Fair 2010, Art Chennai 2012
2006 Director Kamla 9' Funded by Arts Council of England
Screened at Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool 1996, Lahore College of Art
1995 Director Dreaded Comparison 12' Funded by Arts Council of England
Screened at Camerawork, London 1995, Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool
1994 Director Ice-Cream and Magic 15' Funded by Arts Council of England
Screened at Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery 1993

Works by Chila Kumari Burman are in the following public and private collections:
Wolverhampton art Gallery

TATE Collection - Riot Series

Wellcome Trust – London

Andrew Wiseman Director of Telford Homes

Surrey Art Gallery Canada

Alfredo Lam Centre – Havana, Cuba
Arts Council England – London
BBC Bush House – London
Berge Collection – Spain
Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery – Birmingham
Sir Richard Branson
British Council – London
Cartwright Hall – Bradford
Devi Foundation – New Delhi
Linda Goodman – Johannesburg
Leicester New Walk Art Gallery – Leicester
New Art Gallery – Walsall
Rotary Club of Art, Chennai
Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Edinburgh
Victoria and Albert Museum – London
Selected Writings by Chila Kumari Burman
2000 ‘Storm in a D-Cup’ Artists Newsletter []
1999 Artist's Statement in West Coast Line Here and There Between South Asia’s, New Writing from Canada and India, no. 26 and 27
'Crossing Cultures', artist's statement in ‘KHOJ International Workshops’, Artists Newsletter Magazine, January
1998  'Objects of Désireé', Artists Pages with Lucretia Knapp n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal  Vol 1, January
Artist's statement in Sue Golding, Eight Technologies of Otherness (Routledge, London)
1995 ‘Automatic Rap’ in Catherine Ugwu (ed) Let’s Get It On: The Politics of Black Performance (ICA, London and Bay Press, Seattle) p. 113
‘Right to Hope’ in One World Art (UNESCO)
1993 'Enough is Enough' Feminist Art News Vol 4, no 5
1992 ‘Power to the People: Fear of a Black Community’ Feminist Art News Vol 3, no.9
‘Ask How I feel/ Automatic Rap/ My New Work’ Third Text  no. 19 Summer
1991 'Ask How I Feel' Feminist Arts News Vol 3, no. 6
(also guest editor for this issue on ‘Working Class Women Artists’)
Burman, C.K. 'Power to the people: fear of a black community' Feminist Arts News Vol. 3, no. 9 pp. 14-15
1990 ‘Talking in Tongues’ in Maud Sulter (ed) Passion: Discourses on Black Women’s Creativity (Hebden Bridge:Urban Fox Press)
1987 ‘There have always been Great Blackwomen Artists’, first published in Women Artists Slide Library Journal no. 15 (Feb) and then in Hilary Robinson (ed) Visibly Female (Camden Press, London). Also reproduced in Collective Black Women Writers Charting the Journey: An Anthology on Black and Third World Writers (Sheba Publishers, London)

‘Mash it up’ in Roszika Parker and Griselda Pollock Framing Feminism: Art and the Women's Movement, 1970-1985 (Pandora Press, London)

Book and Journal Covers by Chila Kumari Burman
2012 My dad's ice cream van on Freshfield beach (2006) Cover of Parallax no.65 'Imperial Affect'
2004 Arts Council Collection Acquisitions, 2004 and Arts Council Calendar, 2004
2001 Wasafiri Magazine no.32
James Proctor (ed) Writing Black Britain, 1948-1998 (Manchester University Press)
Post-Doctoral Fellowships, 2001-2002, Yearbook. Cornell University, USA
2000 Roger Bromley (ed) Narratives for a New Belonging: Diasporic Cultural Fictions (Edinburgh University Press)
Corinne Squire (ed) Culture in Psychology (London: Psychology Press)
1999 Irene Gedalof Against Purity (Routledge)
Meera Syal Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (Doubleday/Transworld)
1998 Julia Sudbury Other Kinds of Dreams (Routledge)
Peter Childs and Patrick Williams An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theory (Prentice Hall)
1996 Meera Syal Anita and Me (Doubleday/Transworld)

Books about Chila Kumari Burman
2012 Rina Arya Chila Kumari Burman: Shakti, Sexuality and Bindis KT press, London
1995 Lynda Nead Chila Kumari Burman: Beyond Two Cultures Kala Press, Iniva, Arts Council

TV Documentaries about Chila Kumari Burman
2008 BBC 1 Northwest Inside Out first broadcast 2 May 2008
1995 BBC Bristol Right to Hope documentary on Chila Kumari Burman's work

Selected Reviews, Articles, Broadcasts, Publications on Chila Kumari Burman
2015 Diva Magazine


Kahu Kochar ‘Challenging stereotypes’, interview with C.K. Burman, Platform magazine review, 27 February 2012
Leslie Goodwin ‘Brilliant portrait of artist’ Leicester Mercury 8 March 2012 p.11
Drawing paper number #6 (Tate Liverpool) in conjunction with the Liverpool biennale 2012, co-curated by Mike Carney, Jon Barraclough, Gavin Delahunty
2011 Cheah Ui–Hoon ‘Piecing together the Fragments’, Singapore Business Times, 29 August 2011
Ryan ‘In the Mix’, Indian Express, 20 March 2011
'Exotic Edge' Blindspot exhibition Home (Hong Kong) December p.47
'Review of Blindspot exhibition' Ming Pao Weekly (Hong Kong) 3 December 2011 p.119
2010 Richard Appignanesi (ed.) Beyond Cultural Diversity: The Case for Creativity (Third Text)
Guardian online, Feminist postcard art auction at the Aubin Gallery, London, October
Coline Milliard 'A Missing History: The Other Story revisited' Art Monthly no. 339 pp. 30-31
2009 Katy Deepwell ‘Feminist art practice rewind, remix, and pump up volume’ Axis: Curated Collections 29 July 2009
‘Interview with Chila Burman’ Space Studios online, 1 November
2007 ‘Close-up: Interview with Imogen Fox’ The Guardian 9 June 2007
Barbara Chandler ‘Indian summer in the city’ Evening Standard (London) 08 August 2007 p.1
Hannah Pool ‘Change your mind: When it comes to creativity there really are no limits: The artist: Chila Kumari Burman’ The Guardian (London) 2 June 2007 p.7
BBC Radio 4 Mid-Week, Radio interview with Libby Purvis
BBC Asian Network, Radio Interview with Nikki Bedi
2006 Review of 'Candy Pop and Juicy Lucy' in Timeout
Stephen Pettifor 'The layering of self' Asian Art News  Vol. 16 no. 6 pp. 78-81
Richard Noyce Printmaking at the Edge (London: A and C Black)
2005 BBC2 DESI DNA TV Arts programme
2004 Amit Roy 'Review' Calcutta and Bombay Times
Derwent May 'A Medicine Show perks up' Time September 2004
'Mind, Body, Spirit' British Medical Journal
Amit Roy 'Ice-Cream Van Girl Cometh' Eastern Eye and Daily Telegraph
Ali Hussein 'Dazzling' Times of India (Britain)
Review of 'Points of View' solo exhibition at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, A-N Magazine (January 2004)
Derwent May ‘A medicine show perks up’ The Times (London) 02 November 2004 p.16
Rasheed Araeen ‘The success and the failure of Black Art’ Third Text (2004)
2003 'Interview with Nancy Hynes' Atlantica no. 35
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown ‘Our multicultural society is transforming Britart’ The Independent (London) 17 March 2003 p.15
BBC Radio 4 New BRIT Series, Radio Interview with Yasmin Aalibhai Brown
John Cornall ‘Fashioning lessons out of art ; Stitched Up’ Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms Birmingham Post (Birmingham) 30 January 2002 p. 14
2001 Stuart Hall and Mark Sealy Different Phaidon
LXE 9 – ‘Art and Light on Homerton High Street’
Massimo Tommaso Mazza, 1st Valencia Biennial, Video Showroom,
Christina Kasrlstam ‘Text + Subtext’ Stockholm Times 20-25 October
Franklin Sirmins New York Time Out 7 February
‘Flirt’, ‘Storm in a D-Cup’, Admit 1 Gallery, Art in Review by Holland Cotter New York Times 9 February
S.Valdez 'Chila Kumari Burman at Admit One' Art in America Vol. 89 no. 10 pp. 169-169
Victoria Lu 'Text + Subtext' Artists Magazine, Singapore
Meena Alexander 'Post-Colonial Theatre of Sense: The Art of Chila Kumari Burman' n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal issue 14 (February) pp. 4-13
2000 Wish You Were Here Scottish Multicultural Anthology, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Pocket Books Publication
Ann Donald ‘A fresh look at the writer’ Review of Wish You were Here The Herald (Glasgow) 18 September 2000 p.12
En Young Ahn ‘Text + Subtext Exhibition, Lasalle-Sia’ Art Monthly Australia
Rachel Jacques 'Hello Girls' Wasafiri Vol 16 no. 32 Autumn 2000 pp.25-26
Rachel Jacques 'The Wonder of the Bra' Singapore Arts Magazine
Radio 4 Women's Hour, Radio Interview with Jenny Murray (13 September)
1999 Martin Longley ‘Sisters doing it for a chosen few: Sister India’ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall Birmingham Post (Birmingham) 19 October 1999 p. 15
Eastern Mix (Carlton TV / Central TV programme) includes an interview with Chila Kumari Burman
1998 Lavini Melwani, review of 'Transforming the Crown' exhibition American Revisions (New York)
Owusu, K., Tharani, N., Parmar, P., Odusina, J., Piper, K., Rodney, D., Bailey, D.A., Hamid, R., Francis, A. & Ntuli, P. (Eds) Storms of the heart: an anthology of black arts & culture Camden Press.
Deirdre Hanna 'Salvation Artists Escape Tourist Trap' XTARI no. 357 (Toronto)
Namiti Bhandare 'Bohemian Rhapsody' New Delhi Times (New Delhi) no. 24
Anshul Avijit 'Fun and Vision' Hindustan Times (New Delhi) 28 November 1998
Kum Kum Dasgupta 'Khoj Artists of the World Unite' Asian Age (New Delhi)
Alka Pande 'Artlinei' The Indian Express 21 November, Chundigarh
Geeta Sharma 'The Search Within' The Telegraph Calcutta Weekend 28 November, Calcutta
Nilanjana S Roy 'The Miracle at Muldinager' New Delhi Times 21 November
Frances Borzello (ed) Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self-portraits Thames & Hudson
1997 John Holt 'Chila Kumari Burman: A Martial Artist Beyond Two Cultures' Third Text no. 41, Winter 1997/98 pp. 96-8
Holland Cotter review of 'Out of India' at the Queens Museum, New York Times 26 December
Sonali Fernando 'Indian Women Photographers', Photographers International No 35 SE Asia
Balraj Khanna ‘Review of Indian Women Photographers’ Artists and Illustrators (1997)
Interview in TV programme by Stuart Hall on Black British Photography (Channel 4)
1996 Marsha Meskimmon The Art of Reflection: Women Artists’ Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century Scarlet Press, London & New York
Iain Gale/Rupert Goodwins/Sarah Hemming Julian May/Steven Poole/Ian Shuttleworth ‘Review of Ice-Cream and Magic II’ The Independent (London) 13 January 1996: 2, 13 January 1995: 2.
1995 Tanya Guha 'Camerawork - Chila Kumari Burman' Time Out 27 September 1995
Channel 4 I'M BRITISH BUT by Pratibha Parmer, TV programme interview
1994 Review of 'Portrait of My Mother' The Times 15 October, London
‘Chila Kumari Burman’ Versus (1994)
1993 Shirini Sabratham, review of 'Transition of Riches', The Observer (London) 20 December
Allan de Souza, review of 'Confrontations' exhibition Creative Camera February
Jacques Rangasamy, review of 'Confrontations' exhibition Third Text no. 22
Joseph Williams 'Colours Enter the Picture' The Times 25 August 1993
Review of 'Transition of Riches' Asian Times 27 November
Review of 'Transition of Riches' The Birmingham Post (Birmingham) 20 November
Robert Clark ‘South Asian Visual Arts Festival Birmingham’ The Guardian (Manchester) 09 Oct 1993
Keith Piper ‘Separate spaces’ Variant (1993)
1992 Lynda Nead The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity & Sexuality Routledge, London
Tim Hilton, review of Radical Hair Gallery exhibition, The Guardian 25 July
‘Identikit, Profile on Chila Burman’ Bazaar Magazine (London) no. 15
Janice Cheddie ‘Body Rites: the Self-Portraits of Chila Burman’ Women’s Art Magazine (London) no. 49
1990 Hiroko Hagiwara Black Women Artists Speak Out (PQ Books, Osaka, Japan, Japanese text)
Nina Perez ‘Review of Horizon Gallery’ exhibition Women’s Art Magazine no.36 and in Feminist Art News London Vol 3, no.6
1989 Hiroko Hagiwara Feminist Art News Vol 3, no. 1 (London)
Four Indian Women Artists (BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham) TV programme about Chila Kumari Burman
1988 Andrew Hope Race Today Vol 18, no. 2 London
Chambers, E. & Lamba, J. The artpack: a history of black artists in Britain Haringey Arts Council
Owusu, Kwesi; Tharani, Nadir; Parmar, Pratibha; Odusina, Jide; Piper, Keith; Rodney, Donald; Bailey, David A; Hamid, Ruhi; Francis, Armet; Ntuli, Pitika (Eds) Storms of the heart: an anthology of black arts & culture (Camden Press, 1988)
1985 Waldemar Januszczak 'Anger At Hand' The Guardian (London) 29 June
Errol Lloyd, review of 'The Thin Black Line' Art Rage (London) November
1982 C. Collier 'Four Indian Women Artists: Bhajan Hunjan, Naomi Iny, Chila Kuman Burman, Vinodini Ebdon (Indian Artists UK Gallery, London: Exhibition Review)' Arts Review (U.K.) Vol.34, no. 2 (15 Jan 1982) p.18