Mangala Bai Maravi (India)
Amit Arjel-Sharma; Artist Assistant

Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney and White Bay Power Station

Mangala Bai Maravi, daughter of Shanti Bai Maravi – a well-known Baiga tattoo artist from Lalpur village, Madhya Pradesh, India – has found an interesting way to revive the Baiga tattoo culture. Translating tribal tattoo designs to paper and canvas, Mangala Bai is engaged in keeping her Baiga traditions alive. This innovative style of preservation has become a dependable source of income for her family and has drawn attention to the distinctive tattoos and culture of the Baiga people. 

Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.