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Indira Allegra’s memorial practices articulate the presence of and communicate with unseen forces behind haunting events and desires. She uses weaving as an ideology and methodology to re-imagine what a memorial can feel like, the scale on which it can exist, and how it can function. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Museum of the African Diaspora and The Alice, and group exhibitions at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design, The Arts Incubator in Chicago, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, among others. Her commissions include performances for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, and City of Oakland. She has been the recipient of the Artadia Award, Tosa Studio Award, Windgate Craft Fellowship, and Jackson Literary Award, and has received support from the Mike Kelley Artist Project Grant, MAP Fund and Queer Cultural Center. Allegra’s work has been featured by BBC Radio 4, Art Journal, KQED, and Surface Design Magazine. She has been a visiting artist at Southern Denmark University and Mills College, a former Tag Lecturer at East Carolina University, a Shelly Osborne guest artist at UC Berkeley, and a Lia Cook Jacquard artist in residence at the California College of the Arts.