Kalman Pool (b. 1996) is a Chinese artist working between China and London. He graduated from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2019 and received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 2021.
Taking inspiration from natural history and animal behaviour from his studies in the US, Pool explores subjects on life and soul through inventing and portraying biologically mutated, autonomous creatures that explore futuristic possibilities of “constant becoming”.
Kalman has exhibited in both institutional and gallery shows in China, Europe and the US. Recent solo exhibitions include; ‘Unbearable Lightness’, Duende Art Museum, Shunde, China (2021); ‘KALMAN POOL’, Jupiter Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China (2021); ‘Mutation’, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China (2021); ‘New Tales Retold’, iag Gallery (curated by The Magnetic Project), TX Huaihai, Shanghai, China (2021). Recent group shows include; ‘London Grads Now. 21’, Saatchi Gallery, London (2021); ‘Kristallisierte Bewegung’, Galerie KUB, Leipzig, Germany (2021); ‘Hot Air’, Manor Place Warehouse (curated by BAD ART PRESENTS), London (2021). In 2022 Kalman has solo exhibitions planned at Jupiter Art Museum in China and Plan X Art Gallery in Italy.