Dimple Shah, 2022
Dimple Shah is a transdisciplinary performance and printmaking artist from Bangalore, India. Her work grapples with humanitarian concerns, equality, justice reaction, and emotive responses borne out of her first-hand experiences of religious communal riots and clashes, women’s safety issues, suppressions, and ecological and environmental concerns in growing and developing cities in India. Dimple has been honoured with national & international awards, among them the Commonwealth Arts & Crafts Award, UK; National Award, Govt. of India; First Gold Prix in 7th Engraving Biennale, Versailles; IFA Grant; and Junior Fellowship from Govt. of India. She has performed in performance festivals and biennales in Berlin, Manchester, Wakefield, Amsterdam Munich, Gothenburg, Zurich, Paris, Lagos, Colombo, Dhaka and in several cities in India. She has curated performance festivals like KIPAF 2016, JAS summit 2021 and 2017, and Basavanagudi Live Art Project 2014.