Part oft the Klirrrrr-Festival was the work of artist Tejal Shah and their piece „Some Kind of Nature“. In an interview we got to talk to Shah, who is currently based in Goa, India, about the meaning of nature, body and what it means to be a queer feminist artist.
Interview: Valerie-Siba Rousparast
Caring for Conflict: How did you start making art?
I studied commercial and illustrative photography in Australia. There I was first introduced to fine art practice. I started making art when I was eighteen and went to the Art Institute of Chicago as an exchange student. After that I immediately started to work as an artist, but went back to studying at Bard College in upstate New York, because I missed Academia. By that time education in the west was less and less appealing, but I didn’t see any other choices. For a while now, I have been studying the goddess Philosohy and am currently in a part-time Masters of Art, which will take another four years to complete.