Indira Allegra

2020 YBCA 100 Honoree

Indira Allegra explores memorial as a genre and a vital part of the human experience. Their work has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, The Arts Incubator in Chicago, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, and the Museum of the African Diaspora among others. Allegra’s work has been featured in Artforum, BBC Radio 4, Art Journal, and Surface Design Journal. Their commissions include performances for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland, and SFJAZZ Poetry Festival. Allegra has been the recipient of the Artadia Award, Mike Kelley Artist Project Grant, MAP Fund, Windgate Craft Fellowship, and Jackson Literary Award. They are the 2019/2020 Burke Prize winner, Fleishhacker Eureka Fellow, a triennial 2019-2022 Montalvo Art Center Sally and Don Lucas Artist Fellow, and a California Black Voices Project Grantee.