Vidisha Fadescha (They/Them) is an artist-curator working across arts and cultural disciplines. They focus on collaborations, collectives and experiences as a norm-critical pedagogy to Queer hegemonies.
Reflecting upon intimacies on the dancefloor and how body movements are an archive of histories, violence and desire, in 2020, Fadescha exhibited “Burn All The Books That Call You The Unknown” in NSW supported by Parramatta Artists Studios and Australian Council for the Arts. They also installed a video at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi, titled “Qworkoholic Anonymous” that looks at queer labour and fatigue. Along with their collaborator Shaunak Mahbubani, they released “some dance to remember, some dance to forget” a performance video which illustrates trans intimacies and the role of law in affirming dignified lives for trans persons.
Vidisha opened an art & social space in New Delhi as “Party Office” in Jan 2020. As gatherings were suspended during the pandemic, they anchored their transfeminist and anti-caste interests through digital curatorial collaborations with Acud Macht Neu (Berlin), Nottingham Arts Mela (UK), Abr (India), @southasia.art and female:pressure (Berlin). Vidisha co-curated “Queer Futures Archive” (2020) and “Queer Futures Potluck Party” (2019) with Shaunak Mahbubani as After Party Collective. They also work closely with Jyotsna Siddharth building dialogues around caste and gender as Sive, a social-art lab and a transdisciplinary collective. Fadescha is also a sound artist, DJ and an event host at clubs and other informal gatherings. They are a founding member of collectives in India that counter cis-het male dominant music industry and were an artist at “The Nightlife Residency” by iprojectspace and The Neighbourhood in Beijing (2019) and invited artist for “Today Is Our Tomorrow” by Publics and Museum of Impossible Forms in Helsinki (2019).