Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Tejal Shah

Tejal Shah

Shah is a visual artist who works with video, photography, sound, installation and performance. Her interests lie in the areas of sexuality, gender, disabilities and the interrelation between humans and nature. In 2003, she co-founded Larzish -- India's first international film festival of sexuality and gender plurality and in 2006, she had her first solo show "What are You?" in India and the USA.

Shah was born in Bhilai (central India), graduated with a B.A. in commercial and illustrative photography from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (2000), and was a visiting scholar at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999-2000). Currently, she lives and works in Bombay, India.

Shah is a featured artist in Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum, curated by Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin.
Feminism changed my life.

It opened up many different worlds to me, giving me the ability to question truth and history.

View Tejal Shah's CV (PDF)

The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne/Burned on the water (from the hijra fantasy series)You too can touch the moon – Yashoda with Krishna (from the hijra fantasy series)Southern Siren - Maheshwari (from the hijra fantasy series)Encounter(s), live performance, Turbine Hall, TATE ModernEncounter(s)Encounter(s)Back to Front III

"What are You?"I LOVE MY INDIAChingari Chumma/Stinging Kiss

Bombay, Maharashtra


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