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ABOUT

Simbah Pilé is a multi-disciplinary Barbadian visual artist, living and working in the UK. She works with a variety of artistic mediums, such as print making, collage, mix media, drawing, painting and textiles. 

Simbah graduated from Barbados Community College in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and she curated her first exhibition in 2011 focusing on Contemporary Illustrations in Barbados. Later that year she represented the Caribbean and in the Wasanii International Artist Workshop “In Conversation. 


Simbah has exhibited in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, and has curated exhibitions in Europe and the Caribbean.

EDUCATION


•    BFA in Fine Arts – Barbados Community College (2009) 
•    Associate Degree in Visual Arts – Barbados Community College (2006)
•    International Art Academy – Luxembourg (2004)

EXHIBITION HISTORY

•   Newbridge Arts Trail, Open Studio, Fairfield House, Bath, UK - 2024

•   Voyage and Discovery, 44AD, Bath, UK - 2024

•   Botanical Encounters Exhibition, 44AD, Bath, UK - 2024

•    Windrush 75, Fairfield House, Bath, UK - 2023 (Commissioned to create 3 bespoke artworks)

•    Trespass, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Newark Works, Bath, UK - 2023 (Curator and participant of exhibition)

•    Entangled Roots: An artistic examining of Plants, Identity & the Colonial Past, Balls Plantation, Barbados - 2023

•    Exploring Colonialism through Plant Motifs. Creative Workshop, Bath, UK - 2022

•    Botanical Encounters, art projections - 44AD, Bath, 2022

•    Anonymous Art Charity Show - The Frame & Art Co., Barbados - 2017

•    !BEHOLD! Women's Work, Gallery of Caribbean Art - Barbados, 2015

•    Group Show, Hammersmith Town Hall, London - 2014

•    Triangle Workshop, Kuona Trust Art Residency - Kenya - 2011

•    Symbiosis, Island Art Gallery, Barbados, 2011

•    Island art, Island Art Gallery, Barbados - 2011

•    The Line: An Illustration Exhibition,  Bridgetown Gallery, Barbados – 2011 (Curator and participant of exhibition)

•    The 6th Carmichael Prize Exhibition/ Competition, Zemicon Gallery, Barbados – 2010 (People’s Choice Prize Winner)

•    Art In the Park, miniature Art festival, Barbados – 2010

•    9th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting, artwork on display, Barbados – 2010

•    Other Voices, Group Show at Zemicon Gallery, Barbados - 2009

•    Pretty Little Things, Group Show, Morning Side Gallery, Barbados – 2007


PUBLICATIONS

•    Arc Magazine, Issue 02, April 2011
•    Nation Newspaper, Easy Magazine, July 2011


AWARDS

•    The 6th Carmichael Prize Exhibition/ Competition, People’s Choice Prize,  2010 (Bridgetown Gallery, Barbados)
 

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