Artist in Residence /
8th October – 13th October, 2019
Shamen Suku is undertaking a residency at The Lock-Up in preparation for his headline performance at THE BENDER.
ABOUT SHAHMEN SUKU
Shahmen Suku was born in 1987 in Singapore and arrived in Australia in 2009. He is a performance artist based in Sydney who explores ideas of racial, religious and cultural identity, gender roles, the home and the kitchen, food and storytelling.Growing up in a modern matriarchal Indian family in Singapore, Shahmen processes his sense of displacement from home as Radha La Bia, the Diva from India. Moving to Australia has given Shahmen multiple perspectives on migration, culture, race, colonisation and gender identity. Some of these issues cannot be discussed openly in Singapore or as himself, and finds expression in his alter ego.Radha La Bia is a persona portrayed by Shahmen Suku.