Born in 1963. Lives in Bangalore, India, Ayisha Abraham is a visual artist who does installation art and makes short digital films. She studied Fine Arts at the MS University, Baroda, India, BFA 1987, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA (MFA) 1995, and did the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1991-92.
She works as a visual arts consultant at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India. She has, among other courses on the history of visual cultures, organized an in house documentary film festival for the students titled “Nazariya”. She is presently engaged in making a series of short experimental film from home movies she has been collecting since 2000.
Her short film One Way, one of six in a series of short films titled State of the World was screened at the Directors Fortnight at Cannes, May 2007.
She was a part of a group show of three women artists at Anant Gallery, New Delhi titled Blind Alley, March 2007
Her film “Straight 8” (2005) is the first in a series of such films on amateur filmmakers.
In June, 2005 she was an invited artist at the Khoj residency in Mumbai.
In Sept. 2005 her film Straight 8 was screened at the Srishti exhibition at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
In Nov 2005, she was the artist curator for the World Information Exhibition, Bangalore, for the World Information Organization event, collaboratively organized by Net base, Vienna and Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore.
In Dec 2005 she had a one person show, Film tales, an installation screening her short film Straight 8, Gallery Ske, Bangalore.