Tahireh Lal (b. New Delhi, India) is an Indian artist and her practice is reflexive. Her work deals with ideas of movement and stasis that stem from her mobile existence. She uses local contexts and materials to explore ideas, particularly notions of time and home. Her ideas find expression in the form of video, installation and sculpture.
Her artwork has featured at film festivals and in galleries both in India and at international events such as the Videonale in Bonne, Germany, and Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Canada. She had her first solo at Gallery SKE in Bangalore (2014) and was an Inlaks Fine Art Awardee for the year 2016. She received her Master’s in Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), University in Toronto, Canada. The OCAD University India Scholarship funded her graduate work. She completed her undergraduate education with distinction at the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. She is currently based out of Koliabor in Assam, India.

The frameworks I consistently explore include human capacity, its strengths, frailties and extensions, and time, its multiple folds of neural, circadian and sidereal. I am interested in how the intricacies of the natural world are brought into expressions of artifice. My work engages simultaneous contractions and protractions that explore materiality and consciousness.
I currently live and work in a small town in Assam called Silghat. My life and career path have enabled experiences of several parts of India and the world. Ideas of mobility as inclusive of movement and stasis underpin the ways in which I process situations and arrive at work. I explore local contexts within larger notions of home and temporality. My practice is self-reflexive and autoethnographic.