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Texta Queen

so-called Australia

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TextaQueen has been widely and wildly showing their fibre-tip marker and other decolonial creations for over two decades, from beloved bedroom shrines to worshipped white walls. Through collaborative process with other ‘othered' people, their work draws out complexities between vulnerability and empowerment; cultural and colonial legacies, and the influences of visual and popular culture on personal identity. They are a queer, disabled, non-binary femme of Goan Indian heritage, living on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people, in so-called Melbourne, Australia. Their 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 is in collections such as National Gallery of Victoria, University of Queensland, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Monash University of Modern Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Curatorial Arts
  • Photography / Film
  • Installation / Sculpture
  • Literary Arts
  • Music
  • Sound Art
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Comedy
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • Podcasting / Storytelling
  • Video Production

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member
  • I work for an accessible organization

Expertise:

  • Lived experience

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Neurodiverse
  • Survivor
  • POC
  • LGBTQ2SIA+
  • Queer
  • Feminist