Allan deSouza is a San Francisco-based multi-media artist. His photographs, texts, installations and performances use fiction, erasure, re-inscription and (mis)translation as counter-strategies to examine individual and collective bodies as marked by history, geography and culture.
His work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Walther Collection, Germany; Pompidou Centre, Paris; 2008 Gwangju Biennale, Korea; 3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China; ev+a Festival, Ireland; and in recent solo exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF; the Phillips Collection, DC; SF Camerawork; Fowler Museum, LA; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL; Talwar Gallery, NY, and Talwar Gallery, Delhi. His works have also been included in the large-scale traveling exhibitions, Looking Both Ways (Museum for African Art, NY); Africa Remix (Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf); and Snap Judgments (International Center for Photography, NY). His writings have been published in various journals, anthologies, and catalogues, including Third Text, London; Wolgan Art Monthly, South Korea, X-TRA, Los Angeles. He is an Associate Professor and Chair of New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is represented by Talwar Gallery in New York City and New Delhi.