Indira Allegra explores practices of documentation through poetics and text/ile performance. She is a recipient of the Oakland Individual Artist (2015) and Queer Cultural Center (2014) grants, and has been honored with the Windgate Craft Fellowship (2015), the Jackson Literary Award (2014), and the Lambda Literary Fellowship (2012). The Windgate is awarded to artists who represent the future of contemporary craft as determined by an international panel of curators working with the Center for Craft and Design. In 2014 Allegra was the Dr. and Mrs. Ella Tag Lecturer at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and a Lylle Parker Women of Color Speaker at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Allegra’s commissions include works for the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2014 and 2012), the SFJAZZ Poetry Festival, San Francisco (2014 and 2013), the City of Oakland (2015), and the National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco (2014, 2013, and 2012). Her time-based works have screened at festivals such as MIX NYC (2012), the Perlen Hannover LGBT Festival, Germany (2010), the Bologna Lesbian Film Festival (2010), and Outfest Fusion, Los Angeles (2009).
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