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

deSouza’s work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Walther Collection, Germany; Pompidou Centre, Paris;  Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Guangzhou Triennale, China; ev+a Festival, Ireland; and in solo exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF; the Phillips Collection, DC; SF Camerawork; Fowler Museum, LA; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL; Talwar Gallery, NY, and Talwar Gallery, Delhi. deSouza’s writings have been published in various journals, anthologies, and catalogues, including Third Text, London; Wolgan Art Monthly, South Korea, X-TRA, Los Angeles. deSouza is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley, and is represented by Talwar Gallery in New York City and New Delhi.