Bodies and Boundaries: Arts, Migrations, and Identities with Allan deSouza

In this presentation, artist Allan deSouza and series organizer Alex Saragoza will hold a lively discussion on the relationships between art and migrations—both literal and metaphorical.

Allan deSouza is a Bay Area multimedia artist and associate professor and chair of the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley. His photography, installation, text, and performance works restage colonial material culture through counterstrategies of fiction, erasure, and (mis)translation. His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, including at the Walther Collection, Germany; Pompidou Centre, Paris; Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Guangzhou Triennale, China; ev+a Festival, Ireland; and in recent solo exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; SF Camerawork; Fowler Museum, Los Angeles; and Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL. He is the author of How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change, and other writings have been published in various journals, anthologies, and catalogs, including Third Text, London; Wolgan Art Monthly, South Korea; and X-TRA, Los Angeles. He is represented by Talwar Gallery in New York City and New Delhi.