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b. 1979, India

Tejal Shah Biography

Tejal Shah's (b. 1979) multidisciplinary oeuvre employs video, photography, performance and installation to explore biopower, the social construction of normalcy, and questions about the relationship between knowledge and power in the constitution of subjects, identities and social relations. Informed by a range of sources from different hirstories, including stories from various disenfranchised subcultures, her work both references and transcends otherness. Apart from these concerns forming a contextual reference point for her work, the vicissitudes of gender and culture, also function as a site where she underscores the contradictions inherent in the braiding of the political and the personal. Her practice continues to remain research based and self-reflexive.


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Her works have been exhibited widely in museums, galleries and film festivals internationally. She was the recipient of the Sanskriti Award for visual arts in 2009 and her works are in the collection of Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Devi Art Foundation (New Delhi) and several private collections in India and abroad. 

In 2003-4, she co-founded, organised and curated Larzish – India's premier International Film Festival of Sexuality and Gender Plurality. She grew up in central India, Chhattisgarh, eventually moving to Bombay in 1995. Tejal works out of her laptop and Bombay city.
 

Tejal Shah Featured Artworks

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Burnished Barge by Tejal Shah contemporary artwork photography, print
Tejal ShahBurnished Barge, 2007C-print
38 x 58 cm
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You Too Can Touch the Moon by Tejal Shah contemporary artwork photography, print
Tejal ShahYou Too Can Touch the Moon, 2007C-print
58 x 38 inches
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Southern Siren by Tejal Shah contemporary artwork photography, print
Tejal ShahSouthern Siren, 2007C-print
58 x 38 inches
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Encounters II by Tejal Shah contemporary artwork print
Tejal ShahEncounters II, 2006Triptych, digital archival print on fine art paper
28 x 30 inches
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Encounters I by Tejal Shah contemporary artwork photography, print
Tejal ShahEncounters I, 2006Triptych, digital archival print on fine art paper
28 x 30 inches
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Encounters III by Tejal Shah contemporary artwork print
Tejal ShahEncounters III, 2006Triptych, digital archival print on fine art paper
28 x 30 inches
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Back to Front III by Tejal Shah contemporary artwork photography
Tejal ShahBack to Front III, 2000Diptych, black and white silver gelatin print on fiber based paper
16 x 20 inches
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Back to Front II by Tejal Shah contemporary artwork photography
Tejal ShahBack to Front II, 2000Diptych, black and white silver gelatin print on fiber based paper
16 x 20 inches
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