Ekta Kaul: Mapping Memory
Ekta Kaul is an award-winning textile artist known for her embroidered maps. Her work is held in collections including Crafts Council, Liberty of London, the Gunnersbury Museum, and Chiswick Library to name a few. Her work is about making with meaning. It enables her to express herself through thread and fabric and to tell stories of place, history and belonging. Stitch connects Ekta to her Indian heritage, especially her mother and ancestors who embroidered.
In this exhibition, artist Ekta Kaul explores her connection to place, duality of home, memory and identity through cloth and stitch.
Fibres are the most intimate material encounters we experience, cocooning us from birth to death and bearing witness to our life. Ekta is interested in how the act of stitch becomes an act of mapping memory, of connecting to oneself and others across generations, time and geography. This body of work explores the cartography of her life focusing on connection to place, duality of home, memory and identity through cloth and stitch.