Pradeep Mahadeshwar (He/They)
Instagram – Queer Myths Link
I am Pradeep Mahadeshwar, originally from India and now an Irish citizen. I graduated from the Government Institute of Printing Technology, Mumbai, in 1996 and the Buckinghamshire New University’s MA Printmaking with distinction in 2011. I am a visual artist and an LGBTQ+ activist; storytelling, writing, illustrations and moving images are mediums.
My work explores identities through the collection of stories, illustrations based on surreal-looking satires of sexual racism and meditative surreal moving images to fantasise alternative emotional landscapes with infinite new possibilities. Through my artwork, I am researching the effects of sexual racism on the mental and sexual health of Queer People Of Colour living in Ireland.
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing and Mobile Applicatio, National Collage of Irealnd, Dulin, Ireland 2014-15.
MA Printmaking, Bucks New University & Londáon Print Studio, London, UK. 2011-2012.
Diploma in Printing Technology, Government Institute of Printing Technology, Mumbai, India.1996.
Fusion, Vaishwik Gallery, Pune, India. May 2006.
Digital Pigments, Kamalnayan Bajaj Gallery, Mumbai, India. April 2010.
Meanwhile, Cologram, Delhi, India. August 2010
100 Faces – The Copper House Gallery, Dublin. September 2018
Magnify Multiply, London Print Studios, London. December 2011.
MA Degree Show, Bucks New University, London. December 2011
MA Interim Show, Bucks New University, London. May 2011.
Fantasy is Toxic, at Rose Garden, New Bucks, High Wycombe, UK. June 2011.
Co-existance, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India, 2004.
I am what I am, Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, Ireland, 2021
Proud AF campaign by Gay Project which aims to highlights racism amongst GBTQI+ men in Ireland. Funded and supported by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.
“Hate Crimes Hurt Us All” Campaign by The Coalition Against Hate Crime Ireland (CAHC), lead by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) designed to highlight the ripple effect of hate crime across entire communities and the urgent need for hate crime legislation and other measures to tackle the roots of hate crime and hate speech.
Permanence, 2012 – A video shot with the support of Muzeum Stará Čistírna, o.p.s., Prague, Czech Republic and displayed in the same location, Summer 2012
The Concept of Self, 2022. Short film
Selected for 30th GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2022
and the 10th Anniversary IndieCork Film Festival 2022.
Tír na mBeo – The land of the living, 2022. Documentary, Feature
Selected for Culture Night 2022 screening at Outhouse, presented by GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Project supported by Dublin Prode CLG and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Shame // Less – An artistic response to the findings of “Culture and Sexual Risk: An Ethnographic Analysis of Gay Male ‘Sexual Worlds’ in Ireland Today,” funded by an Irish Research Council COALESCE/ Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme Award (PI: Thomas Strong, Maynooth Unversity). December 2021
Design and Illustration Project
Sex Party First Aid Guide – with collaboration with HIV Ireland, Summer 2021
Film Festival Jury
Gaze Film Festival, Dublin 2021
Ballina Arts Centre – I Am What I Am – Inclusivity and Intersectionality in the Arts, Summer 2021
Butler Gallery – Portraying diversity on-screen- Pradeep Mahadeshwar in conversation with Seán McGovern and Rico Johnson-Sinclair – Pride in Kilkenny 2021
Dublin Pride – Anti-Racism Month, In Dialogue with An Garda Síochána, March 2021
Dublin Pride 2021: Machnamh Bród III
Masc Life – Pradeep Mahadeshwar
Irish Times – ‘When you are a person of colour in Ireland people don’t see you as gay’
GCN – Gay Community News
Dublin-based gay artist on making a film about the effect of social distancing on sex and intimacy
Queer POC making a new life in Ireland Link
The experiences of LGBTQ+ Asian people in Ireland
You have to live your life and find happiness
Yes, sexual racism is a thing in Ireland
After the Proud AF campaign, racism in the Irish LGBTQ+ community still needs to be discussed
Meet the faces of Gay Project’s Proud AF campaign
Irish Examiner – ‘Only certain people are celebrated here’ Tackling racism in LGBTQ+ community
The ShoutOut Podcast: ShoutOut, ListenIn!
Glow West Podcast – What is sexual racism?
‘Resident’ explores the experiences of immigrants in Ireland