“ With her language of intimate gestures, improbable bodily contortions and tactile expression, the artist centralizes the female perspective in manipulations of clay, refusing a disembodied history. By helping new meanings emerge from inchoate possibilities, Abachandani allows us all to become midwives of the imagination.” – Depart Magazine, Deborah Frizzell
Jaishri Abichandani (b. 1969) is a Brooklyn-based artist, who was born in Mumbai, India. Abichandani’s work focuses on feminist art that encompasses objects, actions, exhibitions, and writing. Her solo exhibitions include Dirty Jewels, Rossi and Rossi, London, UK (2010); Reconciliations, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India (2008); and Reconciliations, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY (2007). Her group exhibitions include A Bomb With Ribbon Around It, Queens Museum, New York, NY (2014); The Name, The Nose, Museo Laboratorio, Citta Sant’Angelo, Italy (2014); and Enfoco/ In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. (2012). Abichandani’s awards include the Brooklyn Arts Council BRIC Artist’s Honoree, New York, NY (2009); the Urban Artists Award, New York, NY (2006); and the Enfoco New Works Award, New York, NY (2001). Abidichandani founded the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective in NY in 1997 and London in 2004, and served on the Board of Directors until 2013. She received a B.A. from Queens College, CUNY, an M.A. in Visual Arts from Goldsmiths College, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts from Goldsmiths College.
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