I’ve recently met an increasingly nuanced portrayal of subject matter I’m becoming more comfortable with sharing as my experiences evolve.

 

My practice presents a self-awareness of the othered self in a digital space, comprised of four key components of minority: race, gender, caste and sexuality. The work is reflective of interwoven complexities around these states of consciousness and it exists as I do: Indian and gay. Indian and Valmiki. Indian and a woman. Gay and Valmiki. Gay and a woman. Valmiki and a woman. Indian and gay and Valmiki and a woman. These things complete the work(s) by forcing never-ending questions.

As I deal with illicit subjects through an ethnic lens, I develop ways of coding - where the use of signifiers and subtleties, albeit humourous and throw- away, emphasise the reveal of things intended to be kept hidden. I’m also investigating ways in which performance shared on a digital platform can be enriched within the narrative of the suppressed ethnic woman.

 

The use of photo/static image becomes impactive to the work in it’s own right. A small contribution added, dissected and manipulated to several others, both captured photographs and disparate online material, as a way of luring audiences into seeing ‘the bigger picture’ - quite literally.

EDUCATION

2016   BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London
2013   Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Camberwell College of Art, University of the 
Arts London

EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

2019   CineDiaspora presents: Celluloids of Desire, New York, USA

2019   The Range, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2018   lgbt+F: planet 2028, TOMBOY, LUX, London, UK

2018   Perverse Pleasures, Rhode Island, USA

2018   OUTing The Past: Conference, Liverpool, UK

2018   Desi Lesbians: Where Are You?, Gaysians, London, UK

2018   Pla(t)form 18, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Zurich

2017   Collect:if Presents: Gaysian Superheroes, SQIFF, Glasgow, Scotland

2017   Brixton Reel: Too Desi Too Queer, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK

2017   Soon: South Asian Evocations and Becomings, Chinatown Soup, New York, USA

2017   Zayn Malik Zindabad 3.0, The White Pube, LCB Depot, Leicester, UK

2017   Zayn Malik Zindabad 2.0, The White Pube, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

2016   Zayn Malik Zindabad, The White Pube, Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK

2016   *Restrictions Apply, Westpoint Studios, London, UK

2016   Practice as Self Care : Live Talk & Reading, Cera Project, London, UK

2016   Concrete Burns, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, London, UK

2016   Hand Maid, Sweet Arts, Hoxton Arches, London, UK

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