Chad Marshall and Priyanka Dasgupta

Priyanka Dasgupta

Priyanka Dasgupta is a visual artist with an interdisciplinary, research based practice. She works primarily across the mediums of video, sound, photography and sculpture. Priyanka has a MA in Studio Art from New York University and the International Center of Photography, New York (2003), and a BA in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Delhi (2000). She is a recipient of an NEA grant (2004), and has participated in residencies including Transparent Studio at Bose Pacia (2012), Aljira Emerge (2007) and the AIM Program (2005), in New York. Recently, Priyanka's work has been exhibited at the Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art in China, Shirin Gallery, and the Queens Museum in New York, Galleria di Piazza San Marco in Italy, the British Film Institute in London and the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi, India. Priyanka lives in New York, where she is currently completing the Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice MFA at the City College of New York while teaching contemporary art, education and media studies at New York University and City College.

Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall - Tar Baby

Tar Baby

Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall
Tar Baby, 2017
Mixed Media Installation
36 x 48 x 48"

The installation, Tar Baby, draws upon the iconography of the “Tar-Baby” from Black folktales about Brer Rabbit, to reinterpret the perceived value of Blackness.

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Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall - Four Hands (still)

Four Hands

Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall
Four Hands, 2003
30 minutes

Four Hands presents an intimate scene between two individuals as they negotiate the tightly cropped space, struggling alternately for independence and proximity. Conceived in celebration of the artists’ own interracial relationship, it is an homage to the complexity and beauty of an increasingly trans-cultural, trans-gendered, trans-racial society, foreshadowed by the Lovings of Virginia.

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