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Indira Allegra

Artist & Writerat Independent
Image of medium brown skinned person with black turtleneck and long platinum/ash hair.
United States
Focus area: Body, Self

Indira Allegra is a conceptual artist and founder of Indira Allegra Studio - using weaving as a conceptual framework to craft living structures off the loom and in the world. A living structure can be performed as a song, a memorial, a text, or the movement of human and non-human behavior across a rolling planet. Of importance, are desires for transformation which haunt sites and beings experiencing them. Thinking as a poet, threads of connection between disparate experiences can be discovered. Moving as a weaver, the fates of seemingly disconnected histories, objects and beings are interlaced and transmuted into a greater whole.
Allegra's work has been featured in The Art Newspaper, Artnet, Art Journal, BOMB Magazine, e-flux, SF Chronicle, KQED and ARTFORUM and in exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, the Arts Incubator in Chicago, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Museum of the African Diaspora among others. 
Allegra's writing has been featured in Theater, TEXTILE: Cloth and Culture, American Craft Magazine, Panorama Journal, Manual: A Journal About Art & Its Making, Leonardo and Foglifter Journal among others. They have been the recipient of numerous awards including Creative Capital, United States Artists Fellowship, Burke Prize, Gerbode Choreographer Award, Art Matters Fellowship, Mike Kelley Artist Project Grant and CripTech Metaverse Fellowship.