Artist Reception for Pritika Chowdhry

Friday, Sep 8, 2023 5:30 – 8 pm

1957 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035

In 2007, on the 60th anniversary of India’s Partition, socio-political and activist artist Pritika Chowdhry created her first work in response to the Partition, titled Queering Mother India. As Chowdhry researched feminist historiographies and recounts from her own family she soon found that the glorified storytelling surrounding the Partition of India failed to include experiences of women, marginalized groups, and global ties. As her research progressed, a complex web of interconnected geopolitical events emerged. Continuing to build on the series by excavating counter-memories each large-scale installation or anti-memorial functions as an entry point to healing processes and bearing witness.