Vishal Jugdeo is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Jugdeo works primarily in video and sculptural installations, which sometimes include moving elements that enhance the works’ narrative and conceptual dimensions. His videos include biographical elements, retelling stories about Jugdeo and his boyfriend, his friends, and his family. Although his videos are carefully scripted, the ambiguity of his characters’ interactions and the permeability of their modes of display disrupt passive spectatorship, encouraging his audience’s full immersion in the work.
Jugdeo completed an MFA at University of California Los Angeles, a BFA at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. He has exhibited widely, including solo shows at LAXART, Los Angeles, and The Western Front and Helen Pitt Artist Run Center in Vancouver, BC. He is currently developing a performative work for live broadcast, which will air on public access television in conjunction with an exhibition at Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco. Jugdeo is represented by Thomas Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles.