Residency Dates
  • Jun 29th 2022 to Jul 25th 2022

Ali Asgar Tara is a Bangladeshi Transgender (She/They) artist, educator, and activist based in Brooklyn. As a transdisciplinary creative, Tara’s hybrid practice utilizes body, space, and personal narrative to create political and community-engaged collaborations. Her visual art and durational performance have been widely exhibited, including the 2014 and 2016 Dhaka Art Summits, 2016 Kolkata International Performance Festival, 2014 Dhaka Social Art Festival, Asian Art Biennial, and 2017 Pen World Voice Fest (New York). Tara’s work has been reviewed by critic Hans Ulrich Obrist, on CoboSocial, and in Dhaka Tribune, The Daily Star, The Daily Beast, Pittsburgh City Paper, and Voyage Chicago. She has shown her work at Queens Museum, University of Texas (Dallas), University of Maine, University of Connecticut, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Ontario College of Art and Design, and UC Berkeley. Tara has a BFA in Printmaking from University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and an MFA in Studio from School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Tara teaches Art and Critical Race Theory at Pace University (New York) as an assistant professor. She co-founded Bangladesh Trans, Hijra, and Koti Rights Coalition: a grassroots community-based platform to connect and create space for the grassroots Hijra, Trans, and Koti communities in Bangladesh.