Memorial as a genre is vital for its ability to assist us in metabolizing experiences too large for our bodies or language to hold. Indira Allegra is re-imagining what a memorial can feel like, the scale on which it can exist and how it can function through the practice of performance, sculpture and installation. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at The Arts Incubator in Chicago, John Michael Kholer Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Mills College Art Museum, Weinberg/Newton, 808 Gallery, The Alice Gallery and SOMArts among others. Her commissions include performances for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland and SFJAZZ Poetry Festival. Allegra’s work has been featured by BBC Radio 4, Art Journal, KQED and Surface Design Magazine. She was 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. Indira has been a visiting artist at Southern Denmark University, Mills College and is a former Tag Lecturer at East Carolina University, Shelly Osborne visiting artist at UC Berkeley and Lia Cook Jacquard artist in residence at the California College of the Arts.