Jade Montserrat 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. She graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2003 and Norwich University of the Arts in 2010. Recent selected screenings, performances and presentations include: Arnolfini, and Spike Island, Bristol (2017) and Princeton University (2016). Montserrat works collaboratively with artist and performance collectives including Network 11, Press Room, the Conway Cohort and Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement. She is the recipient of the Jerwood Drawing Prize student award (2017).
Montserrat is an artist on the Holding Space programme as part of the Object Positions project 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. Working with curatorial fellow Teresa Cisneros, the group collaborate on research, production and programming for an exhibition to be held at The Showroom in 2018.