Al–An deSouza

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Chair & Associate Professor
Department
Department of Art Practice
adesouza13@berkeley.edu

Al–An deSouza is a California-based multi-media artist. Their photography, installation, text and performance works restage historical evidence through counter-strategies of fiction, erasure, and (mis)translation.

Their work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Walther Collection, Germany; Pompidou Centre, Paris; 2008 Gwangju Biennale, Korea; 3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China; ev+a Festival, Ireland; and in recent 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. They are the author of How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change, Duke University Press, 2018; other writings have been published in various journals, anthologies, and catalogues, including Third Text, London; Wolgan Art Monthly, South Korea, X-TRA, Los Angeles. They are represented by Talwar Gallery in New York City and New Delhi.

Prof. deSouza is a Professor in the Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley. 

Read more about Prof. deSouza on their webpage HERE.

Area of Interest
Migration and diaspora
Degree
B.F.A., Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, 1983; Whitney Independent Study Program, NY, Critical Studies, 1994; MFA, Photography, UCLA, 1997
Picture of Allan deSouza

Al–An deSouza

Chair & Associate Professor
Department of Art Practice

Al–An deSouza is a California-based multi-media artist. Their photography, installation, text and performance works restage historical evidence through counter-strategies of fiction, erasure, and (mis)translation.

Their work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Walther Collection, Germany; Pompidou Centre, Paris; 2008 Gwangju Biennale, Korea; 3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China; ev+a Festival, Ireland; and in recent 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. They are the author of How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change, Duke University Press, 2018; other writings have been published in various journals, anthologies, and catalogues, including Third Text, London; Wolgan Art Monthly, South Korea, X-TRA, Los Angeles. They are represented by Talwar Gallery in New York City and New Delhi.

Prof. deSouza is a Professor in the Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley. 

Read more about Prof. deSouza on their webpage HERE.