Indira Allegra

Eureka Fellowship Awardees 2022

Indira Allegra (Pronouns: they, them, she, her) is re-imagining what a memorial can feel like, the
scale on which it can exist, and how it can function through the practices of performance, sculpture, and
installation. The three practices are intertwined, with sculptures at times initiating performances,
performances creating sculptures, and sculptures expanding into installation environments. Deeply
informed by the ritual, relational, and performative aspects of weaving, Allegra explores the repetitive
crossing of forces held under tension be they material, social, or emotional. Their work has been featured
in exhibitions at the Museum of the African Diaspora and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, both in San
Francisco, CA and at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, NY; The Arts Incubator and
Weinberg/Newton in Chicago, IL; John Michael Kholer Art Center in Sheboygan, WI; Center for Craft
Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC; Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, CA; and The Alice
Gallery in Seattle, WA, among others. Their commissions include performances in the Bay Area for
SFMOMA, the de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland, and SFJAZZ Poetry Festival.
Allegra’s work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, Art Journal, KQED, and in Surface Design Magazine.
She has been the recipient of the Artadia Award, Tosa Studio Award, Windgate Craft Fellowship,
Jackson Literary Award, Mike Kelley Artist Project Grant, and MAP Fund. Allegra is the 2019 Burke
Prize winner and a triennial 2019-2022 Montalvo Art Center: Sally and Don Lucas Artist Fellow.

Still from, "Woven Account," 2014.
Still from, "Documenting Disability," 2013.
Still from, "Decommissioned Spaces: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do," 2019.