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Tejal Shah
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Tejal Shah

Tejal Shah (b. 1979, Bhilai) lives and works in Bombay. She holds a BA in photography from RMIT, Melbourne and has been an Exchange Scholar at the Art Institute of Chicago. Working across diverse media such as video, photography, performance, sound, installation, and drawing, Shah positions her work within a feminist and queer framework. She is currently interested in the intersections of art, ecology and healing in relation to consciousness. Her works also focus on topics of sex, sexuality, body, gender and nature culture while challenging normative social hegemonies. Her latest project, The Balcão, is unravelling a new thread in her praxis. It’s a shape shifting, collaborative and community experiment in embodied learning on a small piece of land in Goa, India. Shah’s works have been exhibited in museums, galleries and film festivals internationally. She was the recipient of the Sanskriti Award in 2009. In 2003–04, she co-founded, organised and curated Larzish – India’s premier International Film Festival of Sexuality and Gender Plurality.