Allan deSouza

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Biography

Allan deSouza is a California-based trans-media artist whose works restage colonial-era material legacies through counter-strategies of humor, fabulation, and (mis)translation.

deSouza’s work has been shown extensively in the US and internationally, including at the Krannert Museum, IL; the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; and the Pompidou Centre, Paris. deSouza’s book, How Art Can Be Thought (Duke, 2018), examines art pedagogy, and proposes decolonizing artistic, viewing, and pedagogical practices that can form new attachments within the contemporary world. The book provides an extensive analytical glossary of some of the most common terms used to discuss art, while considering how those terms may be adapted to new artistic and social challenges. deSouza is represented by Talwar Gallery, NY and New Delhi, and is Chair of the Department of Art Practice at University of California, Berkeley.

Résumé

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS/
    PUBLIC ARTWORKS
  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • PERFORMANCES/
    SCREENINGS
  • PUBLISHED BOOKS,
    SOLO CATALOGUES and JOURNALS
  • PUBLISHED TEXTS
  • LECTURES
  • PANELS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    BOOK / JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    PRINT PRESS/ONLINE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PUBLIC ARTWORKS

2019

U. Seville, Spain: Building Paradise.
U.Delaware, Newark: Allan deSouza
2018

Krannert Art Museum, U. Illinois, Champaign: Through the Black Country, Exped.2.0
Thacher Gallery, USF: Through the Black Country, Exped.2.0
2017
Talwar Gallery, New York: Through the Black Country
Townsend Center, UC Berkeley: Through the Black Country
2016
Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, NC: Contents Under Pressure
2015
Talwar Gallery, New York: Notes From Afar
2014
California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside, Flash! Projects: Ark of Martyrs
2013
Block Gallery, Oakland, CA, public video projection: part of Occupations: Art Takes Up Space
2012
Talwar Gallery, New Delhi: Painting Redux
SF Camerawork: The World Series
2011
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF: Close Quarters and Far Pavilions
Phillips Collection, DC: The World Series
Fowler Museum, Los Angeles: His Masters’ Tools
Talwar Gallery, NY: Trysts Tropicales
2010
Krannert Art Museum, U. Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Collins C. Diboll Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans
2008
Talwar Gallery, New Delhi: Photoworks: 1998 – 2008 (cat.)
University of Arizona, Tucson: Allan deSouza: Fly Zone
Talwar Gallery, NY: (i don’t care what you say) Those Are Not Tourist Photos
2006
Clockshop Billboard: public art project, Wilshire/Fairfax, LA
2005
Talwar Gallery, NY: The Lost Pictures (cat.)
VIth Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali: Contours
2004
Pomona College Museum of Art, CA. Project Series, The Lost Pictures (cat.)
2003
Talwar Gallery, NY: people in white houses
Oboro Gallery, Montreal, Canada: Will **** for Peace. collab. w/- Y.S.Min
2002
Mezzanine Gallery, U. Minnesota, Minneapolis: Will **** for Peace. collab. w/- Y.S. Min
2001
Talwar Gallery, NY: Recent Works
Art In General, NY: Terrain
Susanne Vielmetter Projects LA; Terrible Beauty (re-Siting an unnaturally conditioned Mind)
1997
Highways, Santa Monica, CA; Threshold
Menschel Gallery, Syracuse, NY: AlterNatives. w/- Y.S. Min
1994
Camerawork, London: alter idem/performing personae. w/- Y.S. Min

Biography

adesouza13@berkeley.edu