Jade Montserrat

North Yorkshire

Award-winning artist Jade Montserrat creates work from her black diasporic perspective, living in the north of England. The recipient of the Stuart Hall Foundation Scholarship for her PhD at IBAR, University of Central Lancashire (Race and Representation in Northern Britain in the context of the Black Atlantic: A Creative Practice Project), Jade also received one of two Jerwood Student Drawing Prizes in 2017 for No Need for Clothing, a documentary photograph of a drawing installation at Cooper Gallery DJCAD by Jacquetta Clark.

Jade Montseratt performing at Full English Performance Marathon

Her Rainbow Tribe project creates a series of work exploring a combination of historical and contemporary manifestations of Black Culture from a the perspective of the Black Diaspora including No Need For Clothing, performance work Revue commissioned for SPILL Festival of Performance in October 2018, a solo exhibition at Bluecoat, Liverpool and Humber Street Gallery in 2019, and a commission from Art on the Underground to create the 2018 Winter Night Tube cover. Iniva and Manchester Art Gallery have commissioned Jade as the first artist for the Future Collect project (2020). 

Jade joined East Street Arts for a residency until August 2020 creating a performance to camera documenting the process of making virtual connections with the local community.