Allan deSouza
Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Art Practice

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

His 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. He is 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. He is represented by Talwar Gallery in New York City and New Delhi.

He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley. 

Read more about Prof. deSouza on his webpage HERE.

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