Indira Allegra

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Welcome to my Patreon only feed. This is an uncensored view into what it *actually* takes to be a working artist. You might be shocked. You might be inspired. Here you will find writing and links to my talks and performances as well as research and drafts of new concepts I am developing in my works. You'll learn a great deal about my inspirations, challenges and magical moments of things coming together. Thank you for joining me. And please, if you can donate more, please do - *your support means the world* in a world where sustained support for artists is rare.

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About

I am a socially engaged artist and writer and I believe art has the power to help us to understand the full complexity of human experience and improve our social condition. Through my art making practice, I am re-imagining what a memorial can feel like, the scale on which it can exist and how it can function through the practices of performance, sculpture and installation.

As my career has grown, 50-60 hour weeks have taken a toll on me physically with the removal of tumors and debilitating bouts of exhaustion brought on by Meniere's Disease. My goal is to expand and grow my creative practice sustainably, thrive as an artist for decades to come.

Your monthly contribution of $1 - $100 (*contribute what you can) will contribute toward the costs of:
  1. Wellness: Care for mind & body to make work through challenging/transformative times.
  2. Phone & Internet: Keep me connected with you & the world at large. 
  3. Website & Inventory: Maintain online presence where curators & collectors can find me.
  4. Artwork Storage: Safely store artworks for exhibition and sale. 
As a queer person with disability, and as a Black femme who is also of Cherokee and Irish descent, I have rare perspective to see connections between people, histories, objects and environments that most would think are separate from one another. The work I do is physically challenging and emotionally demanding as I must exercise unusual courage and empathy to make work about tension, grief and memorial. 

Your sustained, financial support is a form of solution-making at a moment where we may not have the kind of political power we want, but you can exercise cultural power through your support of me as an artist, activist and thinker.

Thank you <3
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$306 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 monthly I will be able to pay for phone, storage and website and administrative costs to keep my online presence open to curators and collectors, my cloud-based archive and work organization platforms running. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 62 exclusive posts
67
Images
21
Links
4
Writings
12
Videos

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