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Jamal Gerald

Jamal Gerald is an artist based in Leeds, UK. His work is conversational, unapologetic and provocative with a social message. He makes work that he wants to see, intending to take up space as a Black queer person.

He has made work for poetry slams, films, parties, cafes and theatres. In 2018, he was awarded Arts Council England’s Artists’ International Development Fund to do research in Trinidad and Tobago. He was commissioned by Transform and Theatre in the Mill to make Idol, which premiered at Transform 19. Jamal’s work has also been shown at Kampnagel (Hamburg), SPILL Festival of Performance, Leeds Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre and the Barbican.

Jamal is a Recipient of a Jerwood Arts’ Live Work Fund Award in 2021.