About the artist

In August 2003, she was invited for a workshop at the Venice Biennale by the Pistolleto Foundation, and in September the same year, her works were exposed in Schoppingen, German.

Because of her travels, Meera George’s work is sensitive to cross-cultural issues but at the same time, it is strongly autobiographical. The artist uses herself and objects from her culture as actors and props in her creative works. In 2004, she spent four months at the Centre d’Art de Marnay (CAMAC) to create a site-specific and performance video work titled ‘Ophelia’, that has proven to be one of her most talked about pieces till date. She spent the next four years in England conducting community based workshops and took on site- specific commissions for various city councils. At the same time she taught sculpture and site specific art at the Fine Art department of Northumbria University.

In 2008, Meera presented her solo exhibition titled ‘Partum Subvertio’- To bear, to destroy, commenting on the prevailing issue of Female infanticide in India. This exhibit caught the attention of the public and many social groups. The same year Meera was awarded a grant by the Fukuoka Asian art Museum in Japan, where she was commissioned to create and exhibit a new piece of work. There she created the very elaborate ‘Onnagata’, a video and installation piece influenced by kabuki theatre and inspired by the story of the Indian mythological character Draupadi.

Meera George brings to the art platform works that appear theatrical with a dream like quality that compels the viewer to participate in the works, ultimately bringing together the act of viewing and experiencing. In 2011-2012, she headed the Fine art department and taught photography at FAD International, Pune. In more recent years along side her practice, Meera has taken to teaching art. She set up Class Art studio where she mentors children, mature students & adults, and conducts art based community workshops.

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