Kajal Nisha Patel
Kajal Nisha Patel (b.1979), is a visual artist whose work spans across disciplines, social groups and contexts. Having previously specialised in lens based media, she now works as a multidisciplinary artist, primarily using Indian textiles and other found objects. Her work shifts between representation and abstraction. Spanning communities between the UK and India, much of Kajal’s practice focuses on the intersectional lives of South Asian women, their processes of emancipation/transformation while considering the politics of power. In 2008, she founded Lightseekers, a collaborative social practice which uses art and social practice to initiate dialogue between disparate communities and space is created for sub-alternate narratives. After qualifying as a yoga teacher in 2017, Kajal encourages the use of ayurvedic processes within social and participatory contexts.