Bio

Indira Allegra works with tension as creative material through sculpture and performance. She has been honored with the Mike Kelley Artist Project Grant, Jackson Literary Award, Lambda Literary Fellowship and Windgate Craft Fellowship. Her work has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and Surface Design Magazine. Her commissions include works for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland and SFJAZZ Poetry Festival. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at The Arts Incubator in Chicago, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Catharine Clark Gallery, Weinberg/Newton and The Alice Gallery among others. She has screened works at the Seattle Art Museum, MIX NYC, Bologna Lesbian Film Festival and Outfest Fusion.

Allegra’s writing has been widely anthologized, she has contributed works to Foglifter Magazine, Cream City Review, HYSTERIA Magazine, make/shift Magazine, and Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought among others. Indira has been a visiting artist at Southern Denmark University and is a former Dr. and Mrs. Ella Tag Lecturer at East Carolina University and a Shelly Osborne visiting artist at UC Berkeley. She has completed residencies at The Banff Centre in Canada, Takt in Berlin, Headlands Center for the Arts and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. She is a KQED ‘Woman to Watch’ and 2018 Art + Process + Ideas Visiting Artist at Mills College.