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"Red" september - december 2012

Born in 1976 in the USA. Lives and works in New York.

Mequitta Ahuja’s work consists almost exclusively of self-portraits or colored compositions, oscillating between landscape and abstraction. She unfolds, on canvas or paper, great female figures with oversized hair mingled with different textures and colors. These figures have multiple ethnic identities that relate to the artist’s own mixed origins: Indian by her father and African-American by her mother. Ahuja refers to her work as "Automythography," a combination of history, myth and personal narrative.

 

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