Debashish Paul Seed Awards recipient

Debashish Paul Profile
Beyond The Body And Gender I by Debashish Paul
4 Beyond The Body AND Gender 2


  • Gender equality
  • Sexual/queer expression


  • Performance
  • Video Art
  • Visual Art


  • India
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 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 works have received several awards, including the Inlaks Fine Art Award 2022 (India) and Allegro 1st Prize 2021 (Contemporary LYNX, UK).