Ayisha Abraham (b.1963)
Born in London, Bangalore-based artist Ayisha Abraham got her BFA in Painting
at MS University, Baroda, India, in 1987; participated in the Whitney Independent
Study Program, New York City in 1991, and completed her MFA at Rutgers
University, New Jersey, in 1995.
Ayesha creates experimental films that examine narratives of identity, memory
and history, representing their inherent complexities by intercutting dislocated
images and sounds.
In September 2005 her film “Straight 8” was screened at the Srishti exhibition
at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. Her short film “One Way”, was screened at the
Directors Fortnight at Cannes, May 2007. She is a member of a Bangalore artists
collective, BAR1 and works as a visual arts consultant at the Srishti School of Art,
Design and Technology in Bangalore.
Some of her recent exhibitions include Night Shift, Collaborative Exhibtion with
Dina Boswank, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru and Video Art India, Caixa Forum,
Barcelona, Spain, 2010; Subterranea, Samuha Artist’s Collective, Bengaluru, and
Material Texts, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, 2009; Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery,
London, 2008; Film Tales, Gallery SKE, Bengaluru, 2005.


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