1979, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
About the Artist
Tejal Shah (b.1979, Bhilai, India; currently lives in Goa, India) attained a BA in photography from RMIT, Melbourne and spent a year as an exchange student at The Art Institute of Chicago and another summer trying to get an MFA from Bard College. Their* practice incorporates video, photography, performance and installation and focuses on “the inappropriate/d other” – one whom you cannot appropriate and one who is inappropriate. Que(e)rying everything, they create alter-curious worlds riddled with fact, fiction, poetry and mythology, compelling us to re-engage with propositions on the complex relationships between interspecies, ecology, gender, sexuality and consciousness. Currently, they think of themselves as some kind of artist working on some kind of nature!