SPEAKER / Tuesday 17 April 2018, 12.30pm at RMIT Building 12, Level 7, Room 2
TextaQueen is known for using the humble felt-tip marker to draw out complex politics of gender, race, sexuality and identity.
TextaQueen is known for using the humble felt-tip marker to draw out complex politics of gender, race, sexuality and identity. Her portraiture unweaves impacts of cultural and colonial legacies, and the influence of visual and popular culture on personal identity. In collaborative processes with other 'othered' and displaced people and by examining her own existence as a person of Indian origin living on others' stolen ancestral lands, she creates portraits of people not often represented in states of empowerment.
Showing wildly and widely, from bedroom shrines to acronym-ed white walls, her work has appeared at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; de Young Museum, San Francisco; Western Exhibitions, Chicago; and Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany, and in collections such as National Gallery of Victoria and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. She is a current State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow.