Pushpamala N.

Born 1956

Pushpamala N. is a photo and visual artist based in Bangalore, India.
Born in Bangalore, Pushpamala formally trained as a sculptor and eventually shifted to photography to explore her interest in narrative figuration. Pushpamala has been referred to as "the most entertaining artist-iconoclast of contemporary Indian art ". Her work has been described as performance photography, as she frequently uses herself as a model in her own work. " She is known for her strongly feminist work and for her rejection of authenticity and embracing of multiple realities. As one of the pioneers of conceptual art in India and a leading figure in the feminist experiments in subject, material and language, her inventive work in sculpture, conceptual photography, video and performance have had a deep influence on art practice in India."
She is the recipient of many honours, including a National Film Award; a gold medal at the Sixth Triennale, India; a Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship; a Senior Fellowship at the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development and an Arts Collaboration Grant from the India Foundation for the Arts.
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