Jaishri Abichandani
A combined approach to Studio and Social Practice leads me to create ephemeral and material works. My practice straddles creating objects, actions, writing, curating exhibitions, and collective production- including founding and directing the South Asian Women's Creative Collective from 1997 - 2013, with chapters in New York City and London.

My studio practice is rooted in a process of constant discovery. Employing materials such as leather whips, clay, nails, paint, utensils and jewels, I make works across scale and mediums. Returning to the female body as the site of conflict and power, I am informed by feminist art history. Positions of power and themes of nationhood are critiqued, complexities and ambiguities are left unresolved while the formal approach prioritizes crafty and conceptual feminist treatments. Often referencing aesthetic theory and tropes from South Asia, I centralize female desire and agency within my work.