- The CAC
It’s all about giving
Oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm
About Nirveda Alleck
Born in 1975, Nirveda Alleck is a multidisciplinary artist living and practicing in Mauritius.
She undertook her studies at Michaelis School of Fine Art in South Africa (BAFA 1997), and did her MFA at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland in 2001. Formerly a lecturer in Art Education in Mauritius, Alleck worked as an Art Consultant at the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site in Mauritius, and is currently lecturing part time for the Master of Visual Arts course at the University of Mauritius. Alleck has participated in numerous international workshops in Namibia, South Africa, India, Lebanon, Mali and Mauritius, and had residencies at the Bag Factory Studios in Johannesburg as well as in Scotland, Reunion Island , Namibia, USA, Mali, and Mauritius. She was offered a Francis Greenburger Fellowship in 2011 to undertake a residency at Art Omi. Nirveda Alleck has participated in numerous international exhibitions: Diplomatic Immunity in NY in 2001, 11th Triennale India in 2005, Pan African Arts Festival in Algeria in 2009, Francophonie Games in Beirut, Arts Actuels Biennale in Reunion Island, World Festival of Black Arts in Dakar. In 2010, Alleck was a laureate at the Dak’Art Biennale, where she was awarded the Soleil d’Afrique Prize, and she was again part of the Dakar Biennale in 2012.
BAFA Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1997
MFA Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, 2001
2013 Still Fighting Ignorance, Malmo Konsthall, Sweden, Motorenhall, Germany, Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 Art Warning the World, France
2012 We Have Lost The Way, La Tour Koenig, Mauritius
2012 Art Party, 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 Johannesburg 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
Screenings in 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
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 Part of the UK in NY Festival organised by the British Council
2001 MFA Degree Show, Tramway, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
1999 Glasgow Art Fair, St Georges Square, SCOTLAND
1999 Interim show, Glasgow School of Art, SCOTLAND
1998 6th Biennial of Contemporary Art, SEYCHELLES
1998 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