Resham Mantri, 2023
Resham Mantri is a queer, first generation Indian-American interdisciplinary artist, writer, death doula and single co-parent seeking liberation and pleasure through practicing vulnerability, exploring lineage, dismantling socialized notions of self, and deathwork. They explore these ideas across mediums including installations, essays, photos, podcasting, Instagram, written interviews, vintage Indian textiles, and hosting death cafes.
In the Fall of 2022, Resham and their partner Eliana Yoneda showed their collaborative art installation, Holding Space, under their ongoing project, The Community DeathCare Digest. Resham co-created a written exploration of non-monogamous love with their partner Carvell Wallace in February of 2022 with the release of the hour long podcast, Love on the 11th. Resham has an ongoing newsletter called The In-Between where they explore death, culture, dismantling, liberation, and parenting.
Resham hails from Andheri and Dadar, Maharashtra (India), Forest Hills, Queens, and Sayreville, New Jersey. Resham currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her two children, her mother, and their dog, Freddie.