Jade Montserrat graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2003 and Norwich University of the Arts in 2010. She now lives and works in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and is the Stuart Hall Foundation practice-based PhD candidate at The Institute for Black Atlantic Research, The University of Central Lancashire (2017–).
Montserrat works at the intersection of art and activism through drawing, painting, performance, film, installation, sculpture, print and text. The artist interrogates these mediums with the aim to expose gaps in our visual and linguistic habits.
Recent selected screenings, performances and presentations include Arnolfini, and Spike Island, Bristol, 2017, Towards The Rainbow Tribe at Alison Jacques Gallery, 2017 and Princeton University, 2016. Montserrat works collaboratively with artist and performance collectives including Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement and Ecology of Care. She is the recipient of the Jerwood Drawing Prize Student Award 2017.
Montserrat is an artist on the Holding Space programme as part of Object Positions at The Showroom.
Holding Space is a one-year programme of research and support for eight UK based artists, as part of the Object Positions programme at The Showroom.