Who or what is Frank Brazil? The name Frank Brazil was an alias of the Indian revolutionary Udham Singh.
Frank Brazil is an initiative launched in August 2013 by artist Tajender Sagoo. She graduated from Central Saint Martin’s in textile design, specialising in weaving. Sagoo went on to teach and work as a weaver before pursuing a career as an artist and creative producer.
We aim to be a platform for South Asian** communities in the UK and overseas. Frank Brazil will assist in generating new ways of seeing South Asian everyday cultures and languages.
Another core aim of Frank Brazil is to encourage South to South conversations to facilitate the building of knowledge systems outside of western hegemony.
We seek to work with organisations, community groups, thinkers, makers, writers, artists and activists to produce, commission and merchandise new work.
We are particularly interested in presenting rare and challenging work in art and design to a wider audience.
We do not subscribe to any elitist hierarchy of art and design and aim to be an open and participatory arts organisation.
We work on digital and non-digital platforms and media.
*For South Asia read India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan and communities worldwide including Trinidad, Kenya, Guyana, Uganda, South Africa, Jamaica, Canada, UK, Europe and USA.
We no longer stock dvd films by Ajay Bhardwaj and Sanjay Kak.
frank brazil is affiliated to the Radical Film Network