Khush Kali

Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts



Working across image-making, digital technologies, textiles, performance-for-video and collage-as-remix, Khush explores identity, cultural heritage, personal history and the urban environment through the lenses of late 90s underground club culture and of Leicester’s urban and social history. Recent projects and exhibitions have incorporated AI-generated images, augmented reality, remote collaboration, sound art and her first steps learning the very basics of live coding. She is committed to inclusive and accessible art-making for all and facilitates participant-led workshops for children, young people and elders in community settings across Leicester and at arts venues such as Attenborough Arts, Leicester Museum and Southbank Centre, London.

Khush serves as an independent member of Leicester Visual Arts Network, advocating meaningful outreach and community engagement with local audiences, and is a member of the Gallery Advisory Panel for Two Queens Gallery, Leicester. She mentors early- and mid-career artists on developing their own community engagement activities, and is a visiting lecturer on the Fine Art BA at De Montfort University and Museum Studies MA at Leicester University. Khush has exhibited in the UK, USA and India, and her work is held in the public collection of The City of Leicester Museums Trust. She was nominated and shortlisted for acquisition by the Government Art Collection’s Art X-UK 2022-2023 programme.