Artist Spotlight

  • Jaishri Abichandani

Author Biography

Jaishri Abichandani

Born in Bombay, India, Jaishri Abichandani immigrated to New York City in 1984, dividing her time between NYC and London. She has continued to intertwine art and activism in her career, founding the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective,, in New York and with Sonia Mehta in London.  She is internationally renowned and a leading feminist voice on art and activism.

Abhichandani’s work is committed to a visualisation of the female body as    the site of conflict and resistance to dominant narratives of nationalism and religion. Using an eclectic range of materials and media, her art focalises embodiment itself as a mode of questioning power. The artworks carried in this special issue on Gender and Fundamentalisms help us visualise the challenges facing women and minorities today in the context of newly emboldened religious fundamentalist and populist authoritarian projects globally.

Jaishri Abichandani - Rise and Fall with Artist, 2008
How to Cite
ABICHANDANI, Jaishri. Artist Spotlight. Feminist Dissent, [S.l.], n. 2, p. 214-216, june 2017. ISSN 2398-4139. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2018.
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