TextaQueen awarded $80K commission to celebrate queer South Asian diaspora

For over twenty years, TextaQueen has been using fibre-tip markers to draw out complex politics of gender, race, sexuality and identity in detailed portraiture.

South Asian diaspora artist TextaQueen has been announced as the inaugural recipient of Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP) $80,000 commission, in collaboration with the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

The non-binary artist shared their excitement in a statement: ‘Through this commission, my work will be able to reflect on and celebrate queer South Asian diaspora on a literally huge scale.’

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_