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Biography and Contact

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.

adesouza13@berkeley.edu