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Tejal Shah

  • CountryIndia
  • Born1979


Tejal is a visual artist working with video, photography and installation. Her work, like herself, is feminist, queer and political. She has exhibited widely in museums, galleries and film festivals including, Asian Triennial Manchester, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2008; New Delhi New Wave, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, 2007; Global Feminisms – the inaugural show at the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY, 2007; Saturday Live, Tate Modern, London, 2006; Sub-Contingent, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2006; Indian Summer, Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, 2005. Solo exhibitions include “What are You?”, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York and Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Bombay, 2006; The Tomb of Democracy, Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin, 2003. Her works are in the collection of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Lekha and Anupam Poddar, New Delhi and several private collections in India and abroad. In 2003, she co-founded, organised and curated Larzish – India’s 1st International Film Festival of Sexuality and Gender Plurality.

She grew up in central India, eventually moving to Bombay in 1995. Tejal holds a BA in photography from RMIT, Melbourne, has been an Exchange Scholar at the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently enrolled in the MFA (Film/Video) program at Bard College, New York. She works out of her laptop and Bombay city.

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