Debashish
Paul

Awardee

Country

India

Debashish Paul promotes queer expression through his artistic practice.

Themes
Gender equality
Sexual / queer expression
Disciplines
Performance
Video Art
Visual Art
Awards
SEED Award 2022

Profile

Debashish Paul is an artist from West Bengal, India, who explores the problems of queer identity in a society dominated by heterosexual norms. He has a BFA degree from the Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship and a Master’s degree from Banaras Hindu University, both in sculpture studies. Through the mediums of sculptural dress, performance, video, and drawing, he seeks to expand and explore the tabooed conception of homosexuality by unveiling the body, treating it as a tender landscape, and generating new references to queer identities. Debashish’s works have received several awards, including the Inlaks Fine Art Award 2022 (India) and Allegro 1st Prize 2021 (Contemporary LYNX, UK).