Nirveda Alleck, born in Mauritius in 1975, is a highly accomplished artist and educator known for her contributions to fine arts, particularly in photography. Her academic journey took her to prestigious institutions, starting with her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in South Africa in 1997. She furthered her education by earning her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland in 2001.
Throughout her career, Alleck has engaged in various art residencies globally, including in Namibia, South Africa, Lebanon, Mali, France, and the USA. These residencies have allowed her to immerse herself in different cultural contexts, collaborate with other artists, and further develop her artistic practice.
Alleck’s participation in renowned art events such as the Bamako Biennale of Photography and the RIPO Festival in Ouagadougou in 2019 highlights her standing within the international art community. These platforms have allowed her to showcase her work, engage with diverse audiences, and contribute to broader conversations within the field of visual arts.
In addition to her artistic endeavours, Alleck is actively involved in education, teaching at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute Fine Art Department in Mauritius. Her role as an educator allows her to share her passion for art with students, nurturing the next generation of artists and fostering creativity within her community.
In recognition of her contributions to art and culture, Alleck was honoured with the rank of CSK by the President of Mauritius in 2019. This prestigious accolade underscores her significant impact on Mauritius’s cultural landscape and solidifies her position as a prominent figure in the arts scene.