Pradeep Dalal is an artist and writer. His work was recently included in the exhibitions "Stories in the Social Landscape" at ICP, "Strange Invitation" at Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT, "Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora" in San Francisco and "Exchanging Glances" at Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, as well as: "Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic" at Murray Guy and "Fifty Artists Photograph the Future" at Higher Pictures. Pradeep has also exhibited at the Herter Art Gallery in Amherst, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, TART in San Francisco, and Orchard and PS122 Gallery in New York. His photographic work is included in Blind Spot 43. Pradeep's essay "A Bifocal Frame of Reference" was included in Western Artists and India (Thames and Hudson, 2013). He is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, and holds an MFA from ICP/Bard College and a MArch from MIT. He is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and directs the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.

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Release Yourself (Fox), 2006-8

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There is a party going on. Dancers are smiling, singing along, arms flailing, butts swaying, dancing real close, warm-breath-in-the-ear close, crotch-to-crotch close, hand- on-shoulder close. A long way from these freedoms, I look for this party!

Release Yourself (Clubhouse 1), 2006-8
Release Yourself (Clubhouse 2), 2006-8
Release Yourself (Clubhouse 3), 2006-8
Release Yourself (Pradeep), 2006-8
Release Yourself (John 1), 2006-8
Release Yourself (John 2), 2006-8