Born in Mauritius in 1975, Nirveda Alleck addresses the human subject in multiple contexts, using a range of media and art forms such as paintings, photography, videos, installations and performance.
She trained at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Active on the international art scene, she has participated in numerous artists’ workshops and art residencies in Namibia, South Africa, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritius, United States, among others. She was offered a Francis Greenburger Fellowship in 2011 to participate in the Art Omi artists’ residency in New York.
Alleck has participated in numerous international exhibitions. They include, 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, and World Festival of Black Arts in Dakar. She was part of Focus 11 Contemporary Art Africa at Art Basel in 2011, and also received the Bank One Emma Award in Arts and Culture in Mauritius in the same year. Her work was amongst the 3 shortlisted for the FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Prize in 2011. A laureate at the Dak’Art Biennale 2010, Alleck was awarded the Soleil d’Afrique Prize. In 2012, she participated again in the Dak’Art, the preeminent international art event in Africa. Her recent work has been show at the College des Bernardins in Paris, Marakesh Biennale Parallel projects, Africa Utopia in London,
Ben Uri Gallery in the UK, and Analogue Eye at the National Arts Festival in South Africa and in Mannheim Germany, Dakar Martigny exhibition in Switzerland, and MAC VAL Museum in France, and Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York. Alleck lives and works in Mauritius. She is a lecturer in Fine Arts at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius, and works occasionally as a curator. A laureate for the 2019 residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, she is currently undertaking a 6 months residency, with her research project titled ‘Tu as droit d’être obscur”.
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