A. Rupakala

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A. Rupakala






A. Rupakala is a transwoman who sells rice bags in a cart. She also picks up temporary jobs as a cook to support her livelihood. She is 40 years old and lives in Chennai. She enjoys dancing and traveling. Art has been something she always saw in movies and temples.

Artist Statement

The artwork submitted by A. Rupakala is a collaborative piece made as a participant in a Sahodari Foundation program. The artists, A. Rupakala, V. Rambha, and S. Ramesh are not professional artists. For them, painting is something they can express their inner emotions casually. All the three of them never made a painting before, this is their first artwork together on canvas.

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