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Nirveda Alleck

b. 1975, Mauritius. Currently lives in Mauritius.

Nirveda Alleck is a multi-disciplinary artist who fuses public and personal situations to create works that unpack psychological notions of time, space, life and death.

Exhibitions


2014 Des hommes, des mondes, College des Bernardins, Paris, France.

2013: La Belle Peinture 2, Phoenix le Halles, Ile Maurice.
2013: Made in India, collaborative exhibition, Reunion Island.
2013: Select Works, solo at Angsana Balaclava, Mauritius.
2013: Still Fighting Ignorance and Intellectual Perfidy, Malmo Konsthall, SWEDEN and Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Marrakech Biennale Parallel projects 2014
2013: Art Warning the World, France.

2012: We Have Lost The Way, La Tour Koenig, Mauritius.
2012: Art Party- solo, Henessy Park Hotel, Mauritius.
2012: La Cinematheque Quebequoise, Canada.
2012: Dakart Biennale 2012, Senegal.

2011: One Color, Pfeister Gallery, Bornholm, Denmark.
2011: To Africanize is to Civilize, Silencio, Paris Photo OFF, France
2011: FAIVA Residency Exhibition, Mali
2011: ohannesburg Art Fair, South Africa.
2011: One Minutes Africa Awards, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo Egypt.
2011: FOCUS11 : Contemporary Art Africa, Art Basel, Switzerland.
2011: Open Studio, Omi International Art Centre, NY, USA.
2011: One Minutes Video Africa- Bamako, Mali.

2010: World Festival of Back Art International Exhibition, Dakar, Senegal.
2010: La Foire des Mascareignes, Reunion Island.
2010: The Landing of the Dodos Public Art Project, Mauritius.
2010: 200 yrs Grand Port Battle Commemorative Exhibition, Mauritius.
2010:: Dakart Biennale of Contemporary Art, Senegal.

2009: Biennale Arts Actuels, Reunion Island.
2009: Vieme Jeux de la Francophonie, (Francophonie Games) Painting Exhibition, Lebanon.
2009: Indian Diaspora International Exhibition, Mauritius.
2009: Pan-African Art Festival, Algeria.

2008: Anniversary Raffle, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.
2008: INTERLACE- Drawing Connections between SA, Finland and Mauritius, IMAAYA Gallery,                             Mauritius.

2008: House Games, Jyvaskula, Finland.
2008: Tulipamwe International Artists Exhibition, Goethe Centre, Namibia.
2008: Imaaya Exhibition, Imaaya Gallery, Mauritius.
2008: Omada, Live video performance, Mauritius.

2007: International Urban Workshop Exhibition, Thupelo, Cape Town, South Africa.
2007: Présent Immobile, Solo Show at La Citadelle, Mauritius.
2007: Liberté D’expression, Right Now ! Exhibition, IBL Gallery, Mauritius.
2007: International Women’s Exhibition, MGI Gallery, Mauritius.

2006 Resident Artists Exhibition, Bag Factory Fordsburg Artists studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2005: 2nd Triennale of Contemporary Art, Mauritius
2005: ESTAFAB, 2nd East Africa Biennale, Tanzania
2005: Salon de Mai, Moka, Mauritius
2005: International Painters Exhibition, Chitrakala Parishek, Bangalore, India
2005: 11th Triennale India, New Delhi, India

2004: Duad- solo show, Max Boullé Gallery, Mauritius

2003: Pond, Group Exhibition, Cochrane Street, Glasgow, Scotland

2001: Diplomatic Immunity, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York, USA.

1999: Glasgow Art Fair, St Georges Square, Scotland
1999: Interim Show, Glasgow School Of Art, Scotland

1998: 6th Biennial Of Contemporary Art, Seychelles

Zilch And All, Solo Show, Max Boullé Gallery, Mauritius

1997: Michaelis School Of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa
Preface, Centre For African Studies Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Members Exhibition, Ava                                           Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Exhibition Screenings

2006 and 2007: Femlink International Video Collage, travelling exhibition.
Lebanon, Beyrouth, “Les Instants Video” with Shams,
France, Paris, Mairie du IXeme,
Mexico, 6DOF, Puebla, Cultural Centre La Cloaco,
Croatia, Pula, Pula Film Festival,
Greece, Athens Video Art Festival,
USA, Cambridge Massachusetts, Cyber Arts Night Vision Festival,
France, Cachan, Espace Dialogos, Orangerie,
Argentina, Buenos Aires Centro Cultural San Martin, Cultural Media and Art,
Macedonia, Skopje, Mala Stanica multimedia centre in collaboration with Lokomotiva,                                    Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture,
Germany, Berlin, Directors Lounge, Contemporary Media and Art,
Netherlands, Eindhoven, Temporary Art Centre,
Canada, Quebec, Centre Videofemmes,
Spain, Barcelona, Loop Festival,
USA, Fitchburg State College.
France, Paris, Nuit Blanche, La Bellevilloise,
Scotland, Edinburgh: European Biennale of Contemporary Art,
France, Paris, Internat, Jeune Creation Exhibition of Contemporary Art,
Lithuania, Kaunas, European Biennale of Contemporary Art,
Poland, Varsovie, European Beinnale of Contemporary Art,
France, Mende, European Biennale of Contemporary Art,
Uruguay, Montevideo, Foundation of Contemporary Art FAC.
Indonesia, Teater Utan Kayu,
France, Nimes: Biennale Europeenne d’Art Contemporain,
Indonesia, Bandung, Cinematic Lab

Filmography and Video Works

2001: Gist, Video installation, Scotland
2004: Counter Currents, Synchronised video work, Mauritius
2005: Ravinal Man, 17 min film, Funded by Mauritius Film Development Corporation
2006: Perfect Match, Video Performance- looped, Mauritius
2006: Power, Soweto. Video work 20 min looped, Johannesburg SA
2007: Histories, Documentary on Freedom of Expression, commissioned by Right Now! Association,                   Mauritius.
2007: Tragedy of a swing and a chair- for Femlink International, 2 min video.
2008: Omada Video performance, 8 min music and dance video, Mauritius
2009: Ephemeral, Biennale Art Actuels, 8min video
2011: The return, video Art, 2 mins, commissioned by One Minutes Africa
2011: one color, video art, 3min
2011: L’Offrande, video Art, nominated for One Minutes Africa Prize
2011: They spoke different tongues, 15 min 2 channel video, Mali
Art OMI Alumni, GSA Alumni, UCT Alumni

Collections and Commissions

Azuri, Mauritius
Ministry of Arts and Culture, Mauritius
Okombahe Community, Namibia
Lalit Kala Akademi, India
Reinsurance Consultants, Mauritius & SA
Holcim Cements, Mauritius
Shields Mural Project, Peugeot Centre, Glasgow Scotland
Church House, Bridgeton, Glasgow Scotland
UCATT (Workers Union) March Banner, Scotland
Isle of Arran Distillers, Scotland
J.D.Weatherspoons Ltd, Glasgow and Edinburgh Branches, Scotland
Hannibal (historic documentary), Channel 5, Wark Clements Productions, Scotland
Citigate Scotland
Mc Cabe Contemporary Art (Cecily Getty), Cape Town, South Africa
Independent Outdoor Media, South Africa

Catalogues

2012: Dakar Biennale Catalogue
2011: Joburg Art Fair Catalogue
2011: Migrant C Catalogue, Joburg Art Fair
2011: Fanzines by Focus Contemporary African Art
2010: Dakart Biennale Catalogue
2009: Biennale Arts Actuels Catalogue, Reunion Island
2009: Francophonie Games Art and Culture Catalogue, Lebanon
2009: 2nd PanAfrican Festival Catalogue, Algeria.
2009: Indian Diaspora International Exhibition Catalogue.
2007: International Urban Workshop Exhibition, Thupelo, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
2007: Présent Immobile, La Citadelle, Mauritius
2007: Art in Mauritius by Hans Ramduth, MGI Publication, Mauritius.
2007: National Art Gallery, 1st Salon d’Ete Catalogue, Mauritius.
2006: Bag Factory Resident Exhibition Catalogue. www.bagfactoryart.org.za
2005: 11th Triennale India Catalogue
2005: Estafab Catalogue 2005 Tanzania
2005: National Art Gallery Mauritius website: www.nagmauritius.org
2001: Diplomatic Immunity Catalogue, UK in New York Festival
1998: “24 Artworks by selected South African Artists”, McCabe Gallery Publication, South Africa.

Awards and Prizes

2012: Cultural Leadership Training, at the African Arts Institute of South Africa, EU/AFAI funded.
2012: Recipient of Emma Award by Bank One, for Arts and Culture, Mauritius.

2011: Nominated for FNB Art Prize at Joburg Art Fair
2011: Nominated For One Minutes Africa 2011, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
2011: Francis J Greenburger Fellowship at Omi International Arts Centre
2011: Recipient of International Grant for Artist Scheme, Ministry of Arts and Culture Mauritius

2010: Laureate at Dakar Biennale 2010, Soleil d’Afrique Prize

2008: Sponsored by HIVOS to take part in Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop and Exhibition Namibia

2004: Selected for ‘1er Fond D’Aide au Développement du Film’, Mauritius Film Development Corporation

1999: School of Fine Art Postgraduate Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art

1998: Most Promising Young Artist Award, Seychelles Biennial of Contemporary Art

1997: Dean’s Merit List, University of Cape Town

1994: Edward Louis Ladan Bursary offered by the University of Cape Town

Residencies and Workshops

2011:                  Soleil D’Afrique Organization Residency (October 2011), Bamako, MALI
Omi International Artists Residency,Ghent, New York, USA
One Minutes Africa workshop, Bamako, MALI
2009:                Biennale Arts Actuels Residency, Reunion Island, French Territory
2009:                Vieme Francophonie Games Painting Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon.
2009:                Indian Diaspora International Workshop, Mauritius.
2008:                Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop, Namibia
2007:                Artist in Residence, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
2007:                Thupelo International Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa
2006:                 Artist in Residence, Bag Factory Fordsburg Artists Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2005:                 International Painters Camp, Chitrakala Parishek, Bangalore, India
2004:                Scriptwriting workshop with Mama Keita, MFDC Mauritius
2001-2002:    Artist in Residence, St Patrick’s Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland

Other Projects

Chair of Arterial Network Mauritius Chapter
The Landing of The Dodos public art project
Establishment of migrant-C, Mauritius Indian Ocean Artists Collective

Professional Experience

2013: Visiting Lecturer in Experimental Video, MA Visual Art and BA Digital Arts, University of Mauritius.
2012: One Day Create, outdoors Creative Art Classes, Mauritius
2012: Visiting lecturer in Art Theory at Mahatma Gandhi Institute, University of Mauritius (Critical                       Issues on Contemporary Art)
2011: Arts Consultant at Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, Mauritius
2008- 2009: Lecturer, Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius
2006: Visiting Lecturer, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, University of Mauritius. (Painting)
2004 - 2008 Education Officer, Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Mauritius.
1998-1999: Community Arts Teacher, Coatbrigde Community Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

Education

2001 Master of Fine Art (MFA), Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

1997 Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts (Hons.), First Class, University of Cape Town, SA