Jamal Gerald

Jamal Gerald is an artist and writer based in Leeds. His work is conversational, unapologetic and provocative with a social message.

Jamal’s practice is currently exploring African diaspora religions through a queer and pop culture viewpoint. He makes work that he wants to see, intending to take up space as a Black queer person. He is the Artistic Director of Dudaan (du-darn), a Black queer enterprise set up in November 2021. Dudaan produces Jamal’s work and creates opportunities, brave spaces and support systems for Black queer artists in the North.

Jamal has undertaken research in Montserrat and Trinidad and Tobago through support from Arts Council England. His work has also been shown at Kampnagel, SPILL Festival of Performance, Royal Court, Battersea Arts Centre and the Barbican.

Jamal has been supported by Jerwood New Work Fund 2022, Another Route Fellowship and Live Work Fund.


Jamal Gerald JUMBIE Publicity Shoot 15th November 2021 ©The Other Richard